Scottish Daily Mail
KATE THE BOOK FAIRY
With 150 copies to hunt down, can you find one?
THE Duchess of Cambridge turned ‘book fairy’ yesterday as she crept into Kensington Gardens to place a copy of her Hold Still photography book for one lucky finder.
Kate, wearing a striking red Eponine coat, stood the hardback in front of the Queen Victoria statue outside Kensington Palace, her London home, with a letter from her urging the recipient to leave it for others to read once they had finished with it.
It was one of 150 copies placed in mystery locations across the country with the help of The Book Fairies literary movement.
Hold Still, which was launched by the duchess last year, invited people to submit a photographic portrait capturing their life at the start of the pandemic. From more than 1,000 images submitted, a final 100 were selected and shown in a digital display organised by the National Portrait Gallery. That has now been turned into a book, which is on sale from today.
The net proceeds will go to the mental health charity Mind and the National Portrait Gallery.