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BA's Children’s Bookselling Group announces The Somerset Tsunami by Emma Carroll as Indie Book of the Month

Indie Book of the Month - October 2019

The BA Children’s Bookselling Group has announced The Somerset Tsunami by Emma Carroll as its Independent Booksellers’ Children’s Book of the Month for October.

From the author of Letters from the Lighthouse and Frost Hollow Hall, The Somerset Tsunami follows Fortune Sharpe, a young girl sent away from home to find work dressed as a boy. She is soon employed at a manor house, but Barrow Hill's inhabitants harbour dangerous secrets of their own, the suspicious owner is hunting for witches, and the house itself is a little too close to the sea.

On the book’s selection, Emma Carroll said, "Every indie bookshop has its own character, its own smell. Each one is living, breathing proof that we love to see books, to touch them and talk about them with expert booksellers. They are unique, magical places."

 Emma Bradshaw, Head of Campaigns at the BA, commented: 
“The Somerset Tsunami is a thrilling story, following the brilliant Fortune Sharpe on her adventures at the dangerous Barrow Hill. We are so pleased that the panel has selected Emma Carroll’s exciting story as Children’s Book of the Month for October.”

Chosen by a panel of independent booksellers from a range of new children’s titles, the Book of the Month showcases independent bookshops’ expertise at promoting and selling children’s books. 

Independent bookshops around the UK and Ireland will be promoting The Somerset Tsunami throughout October. The BA will be supporting the promotion of the Children’s Book of the Month through social media and promotional materials. Emma Carroll will be taking part in bookshop events to promote The Somerset Tsunami, and signed copies will be available from Faber for BA members.