Zoulfa Katouh is Book Fairy for a Day with As Long As The Lemon Trees Grow

“I have love in my heart because of you.”

The Book Fairies were joined by Zoulfa Katouh in London as she became a Book Fairy for a Day! She has been busy hiding copies of her debut novel As Long As the Lemon Trees Grow. 🍋🌳

This wonderful book is coming out in paperback from Bloomsbury in the next few days. Who will be lucky enough to spot a copy that’s been hidden by the author and The Book Fairies? 📚

Zoulfa Katouh as Book Fairy for a Day: Video

In this video, Zoulfa describes her book As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow and you see her hiding copies all around London.

About the book:

Salama Kassab was a pharmacy student when the cries for freedom broke out in Syria. She still had her parents and her big brother; she still had her home. She had a normal teenager’s life.

Now Salama volunteers at a hospital in Homs, helping the wounded who flood through the doors daily. Secretly, though, she is desperate to find a way out of her beloved country before her sister-in-law, Layla, gives birth. So desperate, that she has manifested a physical embodiment of her fear in the form of her imagined companion, Khawf, who haunts her every move in an effort to keep her safe.

But even with Khawf pressing her to leave, Salama is torn between her loyalty to her country and her conviction to survive. Salama must contend with bullets and bombs, military assaults, and her shifting sense of morality before she might finally breathe free. And when she crosses paths with the boy she was supposed to meet one fateful day, she starts to doubt her resolve in leaving home at all.

Soon, Salama must learn to see the events around her for what they truly are—not a war, but a revolution—and decide how she, too, will cry for Syria’s freedom.

Get your hands on a copy!

If you didn’t manage to find a book, do not worry – this book is available now in paperback in all good bookshops! If you’d rather go online, you can still support indie bookshops when you order your copy of As Long As The Lemon Trees Grow from Hive Books!

Would you like to be a book fairy?

If you have been inspired by Zoulfa and our activity today, YOU can join in! Just order some book fairy stickers and get a pile of books together that you’d like to hide…

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