“After working the long, gruelling hours I’d collapse on my mattress unable to shake the Paradise from my mind.”
The Book Fairies have been busy sharing copies of Children of Paradise by Camilla Grudova at some great locations around the UK… including some independent cinemas!
Were you lucky enough to spot one?
About the book:
When Holly applies for a job at the Paradise – one of the city’s oldest cinemas, squashed into the ground floor of a block of flats – she thinks it will be like any other shift work. She cleans toilets, sweeps popcorn, avoids the belligerent old owner, Iris, and is ignored by her aloof but tight-knit colleagues who seem as much a part of the building as its fraying carpets and endless dirt. Dreadful, lonely weeks pass while she longs for their approval, a silent voyeur.
So when she finally gains the trust of this cryptic band of oddballs, Holly transforms from silent drudge to rebellious insider and gradually she too becomes part of the Paradise – unearthing its secrets, learning its history and haunting its corridors after hours with the other ushers. It is no surprise when violence strikes, tempers change and the group, eyes still affixed to the screen, starts to rapidly go awry…
We always love hearing from those lucky people who find the books we leave behind. Here are just a couple of those who got in touch to say they found a copy of Children of Paradise! Both of these were, of course, found at a cinema…
Not lucky enough to find one?
Do not worry – this book is out NOW in all good bookshops. If you’d rather order online, you can still support your local indies by ordering Children of Paradise from Bookshop.org!
Would you like to be a book fairy?
Anyone can join in! All you need is some book fairy stickers, a pile of books you want to share and the drive to make others happy!