Uckfield's book fairy Joanna Aldridge.

Meet Joanna Aldridge Uckfield’s book fairy

Book fairies are visiting Uckfield and hiding books for people to find, read and hide again.

The project has been launched by single mum Joanna Aldridge, who lives in Framfield Road, with her 12-year-old daughter Tiana.

Joanna who runs Uckfield Book Club describes herself as “a complete bookworm, I love books, love reading”.

Sprinkling magic

She is a busy woman, also running two successful businesses, Divas House Sitting Services, and Obsessive Cleaning Diva.

It was while visiting friends in Cornwall that Joanna first became aware of the book fairies hiding books for people – adults and children – to find and read.

Now she has launched Sussex Book Fairies and set up a Facebook page where people can join and post pictures of the books they have found.

“It’s a great way to get people to read, and I also get to sprinkle some book magic around Sussex,” said Joanna.

To join in the fun, visit Joanna’s Facebook page, link above, and get started.

• Uckfield Book Club meets every five weeks at The Alma Arms in Framfield. The next meeting is on Thursday, October 11, at 8pm.

Members read all genres and everyone gets a turn in choosing a book. Joanna started the club with a page on Facebook nearly three years ago and it has grown from there.

Joanna said: “I had no idea it would be what it is today. It’s a very special group and I have made some very special friends from it.”

This year, for the first time, the club will be taking part in the Festival of Christmas Trees at Holy Cross Church, which will run from Friday, December 7, until Sunday, December 9.

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