Book fairies follow the plot of The Trial of Lotta Rae around London…

”The crown calls Miss Charlotte Rae”.

The Book Fairies were excited to share copies of The Trial of Lotta Rae by Siobhan MacGowan around London today! The book is set at the start of the Suffragette movement, and some copies were left at key locations from the story. πŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’œπŸ’š

Also, some of the books include an extra special postcard from London Block by Block!

About the book:

Lotta Rae is a young working-class woman who is viciously attacked by a wealthy gentleman. Lotta’s family are firm believers in justice, so Lotta makes the brave decision to testify in court against her attacker. The guardians of justice support her, or so it seems.

William Linden is a barrister about to lose everything. He is failing to live up to his father’s formidable reputation and if he loses one more case, how will he house, clothe and feed his wife and young son?

Both Lotta and William have decisions to make that will change the course of their lives and the lives of everyone around them for generations to come.

Notorious after her trial and unable to return to the life she had before her attack, Lotta’s quest for her own form of justice takes her from the streets of Spitalfields to a Soho brothel, into the heart of the Suffragette movement, to an unimaginable place. One she could never have foreseen.

Happy finder!

We love hearing from happy finders of the books we leave behind – if that’s YOU, then please email us on or use #ibelieveinbookfairies when you post a pic! Here is one of the finders from today’s Lotta Rae activity, who found a copy at a very important location…

Not lucky enough to find one?

Do not fear! This wonderful book is out NOW in both hardback and paperback! You can find copies at your local bookshop – and if you cannot get down there, you can still support independent bookshops by choosing to order your copy of The Trial of Lotta Rae from

Would you like to be a book fairy?

Did this activity make you want to hide some books yourself? Anyone can join in! Just order some official stickers from the book fairy shop to start your magical journey…

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