We are hoping to win Profile Books ‘Best Dressed Window Competition ‘ so author, Sally Urwin will name one of her lambs after our bookshop!
Sally will be here on Monday May 6 from 11am to 12.30 signing copies of her new book ‘A Farmer’s Diary: A Year at High House Farm.
You can come along and meet Mabel the lamb, and Sally, it’s a free event. Ask Sally about life on the farm, her book and her lambs, she will be only too happy to chat and answer your questions, as long as Mabel doesn’t escape and skip around the bookshop!
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Book of the Week is ‘Island Song’ by Madeleine Bunting (author of The Plot). From ‘AbeBooks “Written with emotional acuity and passionate intensity, Island Song speaks of the moral complexities living with the enemy and the messy reality of human relationships in a tightly knit community.”
Children’s Choice this week ‘Caterpillar and Bean’ by Martin Jenkins & Illustrated by Hannah Tolson. The perfect introduction to growing and life-cycles for young children.
Book Group are reading ‘Somebody I Used to Know’ by Wendy Mitchell. Dementia through the eyes and words of the author, who was diagnosed with dementia at age 58. ‘Revelatory’ Guardian, ‘A miracle’ Telegraph, ‘Remarkable’ Daily Mail, ‘A landmark book’ Financial Times
Staff Choice – Anna is looking forward to the release of ‘Underland’ by Robert Macfarlane in early May.
The highly anticipated new book from the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways
We’ve got some lovely coastal and country walks near here. You might like to stop off in Thirsk on route to some of these lovely places.
Info care of North York Moors Website:-
Take yourself on a journey along the North York Moors coastline to experience more of what this area has to offer. Each section of this special stretch of coast has a story to tell and we’ve captured them in a series of ambles, available for you to download and take with you on your day out by the sea.
Well-read pupils from a leading North Yorkshire School have been
inspired to share a story on World Book Day (Thurs 7 March) thanks to our
award-winning independent bookshop.
Over 100 pupils from Cundall Manor School visited us across 2 days to receive a hands-on lesson in all things to coincide with World Book Day.
Key Stage 2 pupils visited the award-winning White Rose Book Café
for a series of interactive and fun workshops including story-time, working
with staff at the shop and writing their own story. The pupils then had the
chance to enjoy choosing a book as part of a further nationwide initiative.
Amanda Kirby, Joint Head at the school, said: “World Book Day is
one of the highlights of our term and it is a fabulous opportunity to encourage
a life-long love of reading.”
“For many of our pupils, this is a great way to get interested in
a new author or try a genre which they may not have tried before.”
She added: “The fact that we can work with a local bookshop of
such high quality who inspire such a love of reading is a great asset for the
Sue Lake, Owner of the White Rose Book Café, said: “It was lovely
to see Cundall Manor children sharing their excitement about books and stories
in a proper bookshop.”
She added: “World Book Day is all about reading for pleasure and
the variety of books they chose reflects the quality and variety of childrens’
To round off the day the children enjoyed a homemade cake and refreshments from the café.
Thank you to Mr P Swalwell, Publicity Officer, Cundall Manor School
Be prepared for grand landscapes and big views on this North York Moors classic. Starting with the dramatic panorama from Saltergate over the Hole of Horcum, the 5-mile scenic walk follows a prominent track over Levisham Moor, past important archaeological remains. There’s a possible diversion to the stunning viewpoint of Skelton Tower, after which the route drops into the rocky ravine of Dundale Griff and returns along the valley to the Hole of Horcum, climbing back out at Saltergate. 5 miles or 7 miles.