Why Emma Watson is Leaving Her Favourite Book All Over London
She may be renowned for her successful acting career and work with the United Nations, but now Emma Watson has become a ‘Book Fairy’.
The 26 year old actress took to the London underground to hide copies of her favourite book, Maya Angelou’s Mom & Me & Mom on Tuesday.
The actress filmed herself hiding copies of the novel – each with a handwritten note – along the escalator support beams at St John’s Wood station, shortly before she was also spotted carrying out the task at Oxford Circus.
Taking to Facebook soon afterwards, she announced: ‘I’ve been hiding copies of Mom & Me & Mom for Books on the Underground on the tube today! See if you can find one tomorrow! #OurSharedShelf.’
Emma’s actions were part of the Books on the Underground campaign, which encourages people to read books on the tube – and share the ones they enjoy.
Books on the Underground director Cordelia Oxley said: ‘The campaign with Emma Watson is perfect as it promotes her feminist book club Our Shared Shelf, and also reminds people to look around for a hidden book when they’re on the tube!’
She added: ‘It was Emma’s idea to be a Book Fairy for the day, and I think she did an amazing job.’
This person was lucky enough to find one and shared their hand written card that Emma slipped inside the novel.
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