Book recommendations this week 14.1.19

Book of the Week – Dear Mrs Bird by A J Pearce.

Children’s Choice of the Week – Little Bird Flies by Karen McCombie (children are 9-12).

Book Group reading – The Outcasts of Time by Ian Mortimer.

Anna’s book recommendation – Salt on Your Tongue – Women and the Sea, by Charlotte Runcie. “What the sea means to us. It’s pull through the ages, myths, poetry, folktales, sea shanties … ”

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Latest news in 2019

All out latest news is here:-

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Book of the Week and some great gift ideas!

BOOK ORDERING REMINDER:)  for any online orders from our website, the last date to place your online order is tomorrow – Wednesday 19th Dec.

Please telephone the bookshop 01845 524353, to check for final deadline for any orders that can be placed in the bookshop or over the phone & collected from the bookshop.



Book of the Week with Christmas gifts in mind, this lovely book ‘The Yorkshire Organic Gardener’ is a signed copy by the author Graham Porter. BBC and North of England Horticultural Society gardening expert Graham Porter invites you to change the way you spend time in your garden.

Staff Choice by Anna who is reading ‘Diary of a Bookseller’ by Shaun Bythell. A wry and hilarious account of life at a bookshop in a remote Scottish village.
“Among the most irascible and amusing bookseller memoirs I’ve read.” –Dwight Garner, New York Times.

Children’s Choice of the Week is ‘Little Snowflake’ by Antonio Boffa, beautifully illustrated, children will love it.

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Back by popular demand … Peter Wright

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND … Book Signing with’The Yorkshire Vet’ Peter Wright.

Peter returns due to popular demand to sign ‘The Yorkshire Vet – In the Footsteps of Herriot’

Come along and enjoy festive nibbles and a chance to meet Peter.

On Tuesday 11th December from 3pm-4pm in the BookCafe.

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Bloomin’ Words Christmas Cabaret

We had a fun time at the Cabaret night, at Thirsk Royal British Legion. With introductions from Stand Up Poet, Kate Fox, and spoken word from James Turner, Vicky Foster, Aidan, Jonathan and John of Herd on the Hill who also played some foot tapping music. Then festive musings from Alfie Crow, and comedy from Nick Ahad of BBC Radio Leeds. Festive mince pies were enjoyed by everyone.

For any copies of the books or CD please tel the bookshop 01845 524353.

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Tea Room of the Year 2018

We are delighted to be awarded Tea Room fo the Year 2018 by the Flavours of Herriot Country Awards this year.

This is what the judges said about us:

Entering past a number of boards offering tasty menu suggestions, I received a wonderful welcome at this book shop/café.  There is a super relaxed atmosphere and it feels very much like a community venue where the furniture is comfortable, there is a garden for children to expend their energy and the food is delicious and interesting.  The staff love their jobs and this shows in the way they run the café and serve their customers.   Both the owner and manager were away on a Friday but life went as usual in the café and book shop.

Nearly all the baked goods are made on the premises, with a few coming in from home baking in Thirsk.  I ate a delectable almond traybake, crumbly, light and very almondy.”

Many thanks & congratulations to our fantastic team of staff!

 

 

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December News Letter!

December News, see all our latest news and offers ready in time for Christmas!

QUICK DIARY DATES:-

Wed 5 Dec Bloomin’ Words Christmas Cabaret, 7pm at the Royal British Legion Club, Thirsk

Sat 8 Dec Book Launch with James Owen Sowerby 10.30am at the bookshop

Tues 11 Dec Book Signing with Peter Wright 3pm to 4pm at the bookshop

Every Friday At 10am Children’s Storytime in our story room.

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Book choices this week 3.12.18

Book of the Week… Me You – A Diary, by Dawn French, it’s that Diary time of year, this is one with a difference! rrp £8.99, we can OFFER £1 OFF.

Children’s Choice of the week … Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone, Hardback £12.99, SIGNED COPY.

Book Group recommendation … Chronotopia, by our local stand up poet, Kate Fox, these poems come from a variety of residencies and random thoughts over the past few years; from the Glastonbury Festival and the Great North Run, from a Cheshire mill and a Muslim girl’s school in Bradford. From a homeless project, a newspaper column, two Radio 4 comedy series and a stand-up PhD.

Staff Book Choice … Gods of the Morning, by John Lister-Kaye, Anna read this and loved it.

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Bloomin’ Words Christmas Cabaret IS BACK!

Bloomin’ Words Christmas Cabaret is on Weds 5 Dec, in Thirsk, tickets on sale NOW at the bookshop £10 each, includes festive nibbles. Don’t miss your chance to join in the best pre-Christmas show in town! Tel 01845 524353 for tickets.

After a gap of a couple of years, Thirsk’s White Rose Book Cafe and stand up poet Kate Fox are once again teaming up to bring a varied bill of wordsmiths and musicians to Thirsk at Christmas.

The headliners will be Vicky Foster, a poet from Hull whose first show has just been commissioned by Radio 4, and Herd on the Hill, a ceilidh band featuring local novelist Jonathan Tulloch.

Other acts include BBC Radio Leeds presenter Nick Ahad doing a stand up comedy set and award winning young North Yorkshire poet James Turner from Northallerton, who has just started attending York St John University and commended in the  Foyles Young Poets awards in 2017.

In the past couple of years since the last Bloomin Words played to sold out crowds, things have changed for some of the regulars. Aidan Tulloch has started reading English at Cambridge University and been a runner up in the BBC’s Poetry Proms competition. Host Kate Fox has had a comedy series broadcast on Radio 4 and been awarded a doctorate in stand up comedy! She has also been hosting several events of “An Audience with Julian Norton” of a Yorkshire Vet at venues including Scarborough Spa and Ilkley Town Hall.

Kate Fox said “Although I’ve been very busy in the last couple of years, attending a recent event at the book shop made me remember how wonderful it is to see audiences getting together and enjoying words and music in my local town, Live events are even more important in this disconnected age, and it felt like Christmas would be a good time to bring back an event that was always really popular”.

Sue Lake, owner of the bookshop said “We are so fortunate to have great talent on our doorstep. bringing comedy, spoken word and live music together in one fun filled night. It will be the best live entertainment show in Thirsk before Christmas.” Tickets are £10 each includes festive nibbles, from the bookshop tel: 01845 524353 or e-mail sales@whiterosebooks.co.uk for further information.

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Book News 5 Nov ’18

Children’s Book of the Week – ‘Poppy Field’ by Michael Morpurgo. A £1 contribution per sale will go to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

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Michael Morpurgo teamed up with illustrator Michael Foreman on a book to commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day 1918 for Scholastic.

The highly illustrated Poppy Field tells of three families connected to Flanders Field, one of the First World War’s most notorious battle-fields.

Morpurgo said: “The poppy has become for us the symbol of remembrance. But the story of the poppy, how it became such a powerful symbol for us is less well known. Young people need to know about it, we all do. The best known poem of the First World War is probably ‘In Flanders Fields’, by The Canadian John Macrae. I wrote Poppy Field around the creation of that much read, much loved poem, set in a field in Flanders near Ypres, the story of a soldier poet and his poem, and a Belgian family caught up in the fighting. We often forget the families, the civilians who suffered and so often died. We forget too that the suffering and dying goes on for so many, long after the war has ended. They should be remembered too.”

Foreman said: “Four of my uncles died in World War One and to learn, whilst reading Michael Morpurgo’s manuscript for Poppy Field, that the killing fields of Flanders still, to this day, conceal a deadly crop of old munitions just waiting to be ignited by the turn of a plough, made this a book I wanted to be part of. I felt a personal connection. The simple red poppy, and what it represents, was a powerful symbol during my childhood. It seems even more relevant in today’s uncertain world.”

The Royal British Legion has been involved in the development of the book and a £1 contribution per sale will go to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

Book of the Week – ‘Sincerity’ by Carol Ann Duffy.

The effortless virtuosity, directness, drama and humanity of Carol Ann Duffy’s verse have made her our most admired and best-loved contemporary poet.

Sincerity is Duffy’s final collection of poems as Poet Laureate.

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Staff Book Choice – ‘The Light in the Dark- A Winter Journal’ by Horatio Clare. Anna says “The author suffers from “winter blues”, this is his attempt to add light to the darkness with the help of Mother Nature. It is beautifully written”.

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