A new children’s book that explores the life of legendary aviatrix Amy Johnson will make its debut at Sewerby Hall as the title’s first stockist.
The book, titled Little Wings, is said to be the first of its kind and is an inspirational tale for youngsters.
The main character Josie is afraid of heights but, after hearing the story of Amy Johnson, she plucks up the courage to fly herself.
Author, Faye Beerling, said she was honoured that the book would first go on sale at Sewerby Hall, which was first opened by Amy Johnson herself in 1936.
She said: “We are very proud to announce - and honoured - that Sewerby Hall and Gardens are the first confirmed national stockist of ‘Little Wings the story of Amy Johnson’.
“Copies of the book were posted out on Monday, and should be received today.”
The book was written to coincide with the 75th anniversary of Amy Johnson’s disappearance and death believed to be 12 miles of the coast of Herne Bay.
Faye, Gareth and senior business partner Julian Jennings are already taking steps to deliver this book to countries such as Australia, Canada and even India, after Amy visited these places during her record-breaking flying career, and they have already received word that Hull wants to place the book in twenty of its local libraries.
It has now been confirmed that the Australian Aviation Heritage Centre , The Military and Aviation Museum, and Book Shop in Darwin are all set to become our first international stockists of this book.
The team are about to make contact with the Science Museum in London with a view to selling copies of the book at their gift shop along with all aviation museums, gift shops and major high street book stores.