Soft Lad by Nick Grimshaw shared by Book Fairies in Manchester and beyond!

“I never thought I’d be happy gay.”

The Book Fairies have been busy sharing copies of Soft Lad by Nick Grimshaw, which is now out in paperback! Who will be lucky enough to spot one?

Some book fairies explored Manchester to find places related to the book!

About the book:

From partying with pop stars and chatting breeze on the radio, to drinking too much, to not drinking at all, to growing up, coming out, general nonsense, the journey from self-loathing to self-care and making dreams come true. These are Grimmy’s brilliant, nostalgic coming-of-age tales, covering life’s pivotal moments, the loves, the losses, and the fun had with the family and friends that made him. Heart-breaking and heartening in equal measure, Nick will have you laughing out loud, feeling all the emotions and (potentially) having a good cry.

Happy finders!

We love hearing from people who find the books we leave behind. Here are a couple of the pictures we received today!

This one has been READ and HIDDEN again – this time abroad!!

Get your hands on a copy of Soft Lad!

Soft Lad by Nick Grimshaw is available in all good bookshops! If you’d rather order online, you can still support independent bookshops when you order your copy of Soft Lad from!

Would you like to be a book fairy?

If this makes YOU want to become a book fairy, you can! Just grab your first set of book fairy stickers here (Pride ones here!) and get started.

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