The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Limited

January Indie Book of the Month titles announced

We're delighted to announce Little Wing by Freya North as our first Fiction Book of the Month for 2022, and Jummy at the River School by Sabine Adeyinka as our Children’s Book of the Month for January.  
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Little Wing by Freya North is a compelling story of family secrets, courage and resilience, which moves between the story of a pregnant teenager sent to a remote part of the UK in the 1960s, and Nell and Dougie, whose lives collide in the early millennium as secrets surface and answers are sought, all against the backdrop of The Isle of Harris. Little Wing is published by Welbeck on 20th January 2022 and is available to preorder in bookshops now.
Freya North said of the book’s selection, “Independent bookshops have always been my sanctuary - my favourite place to browse, buy and be with like-minded bookworms! During lockdown, my local bookshops were truly the beating heart of our community - going above and beyond to keep our spirits up, even delivering books to doorsteps. I'm profoundly grateful for the support the indies have always extended to me and my novels since I was first published in 1996.”

Jummy at the River School is the debut novel by Sabine Adeyinka, following Jummy, who is excited to have won a place at the River School, the finest girls’ boarding school in Nigeria, even though her best friend Caro can’t join her. School is everything she dreamt of, but when Caro arrives to work, rather than learn, Jummy has to bring her friends together to help.

Jummy at the River School is published by Chicken House on 6th January 2022 and is available to preorder in bookshops now.

Author Sabine Adeyinka said, “If you have an independent bookshop near you, that’s a winner! From the bell as you walk through the door to the tantalising smell of new books just begging to be read, there’s a vast variety of books especially for children. They’re an authentic space for inquisitive minds to fill their minds in the community, and it’s an honour for Jummy at the River School to be championed by indies across the UK”

Independent bookshops around the UK and Ireland will be promoting Little Wing and Jummy at the River School throughout January on social media and instore. The Booksellers Association will be supporting the promotion of the Indie Books of the Month through social media and promotional material.