Over the past few months a number of mysterious and beautiful paper sculptures crafted from the leaves of books have appeared at various literary locations across Edinburgh.
Today we were astonished to discover not one, but two of these wondrous creations in Charlotte Square Gardens.
One sculpture – a gift for the Book Festival – was found in our signing tent. Shaped like a tea cup and cup cake it bears the truism 'Nothing beats a nice cup of tea (or coffee) and a really great book'.
The other masterpiece appeared in our entrance tent and was left there for the lovely folk at Edinburgh City of Literature.
There has been much speculation about the origins of these beautiful creations. Despite the fact that the Book Festival was buzzing with people today, nobody witnessed the sculptures being left and so, for now at least, the mystery continues. All we do know is that we’re delighted to be the lucky recipient of such a unique and extraordinary gift.