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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Latest October news & events here

See our new online shop to purchase signed copies at:- https://www.whiterosebooks.com/order/

Out latest news & events are here …

Thurs 4th Oct ~ Super Thursday & National Poetry Day

Sat 6th Oct ~Bookshop Day & author event with Mary Jayne Baker 11am to 12 noon. free event

Sat 13th Oct ~ Book Signing with Margaret Parry, 10.30am to 12.30am, free event.

Thurs 18th Oct – Book Launch Party with The Yorkshire Vet, Peter Wright from 7.30pm.

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Book of the Week 9th Oct, ‘The Perfect Fit’ by Mary Jayne Baker, signed copies available £7.99.

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Animalphabet by Julia Donaldson & Sharon King-Chai.

Book Group are reading ‘A Death at Fountains Abbey’; by Antonia Hodgson.

 

 

 

 

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Coming soon …… Peter Wright’s Book Launch Party


Come & meet Peter Wright, on Thurs 18 Oct, 7.30pm to 9pm in the BookCafe. Get your free ticket at the BookCafe. RSVP to sales@whiterosebooks.co.uk.

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LATEST NEWS & OFFERS We are closed 1 day only, Mon 10 Sept for mini makeover. Open as usual from Tues 11 Sept with free sweet treats.

Click the link for our latest September News & Offers:- https://mailchi.mp/62fd9a806280/september-news-offers 

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Book of the Week 28/8

BOOK OF THE WEEK- Blackthorn by local writer Charley Miles. A play about the only two children born in a North Yorkshire village for a generation, who cannot imagine ever being apart; but as their lives shift, so too do the ties that bind them.

A contemporary, lyrical love story, Charley Miles’s play Blackthorn explores the changes and choices that pull us from the places and people we love.

First seen at Leeds Playhouse (formerly the West Yorkshire Playhouse) in 2016, the play was a finalist for the 2017 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and was revived at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe in a production by InSite in association with Leeds Playhouse.
Charley Miles photo care of United Agents.

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Book choices this week 6/8/18

Book of the Week – ‘A Country to Call Home: An anthology on the experiences of young refugees and asylum seekers’ by Lucy Popescu, £9.99
From the editor of A Country of Refuge comes an anthology of new writing on one of the defining issues of our time. Focusing on the fate of refugee children and young adults, it is aimed at children and adult readers alike, and features work from Michael Morpurgo, Eoin Colfer, Kit de Waal and Simon Armitage among many others.

Children’s Choice of the week – ‘Looking for Yesterday’ by Alison Jay, suitable for children from age 4 years. A charming Picture book. Grandad helps Boy discover that tomorrow can be as good as yesterday.

A country to call home – Anna is reading and loving ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ by Celeste NG.

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Book of the Week 30 July

Book of the Week – The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, winner of the Golden Man Booker Prize.The English Patient

Children’s Choice of the Week – A First Book Of The Sea, by Nicola Davies, illustrated by local artist, Emily Sutton. A gorgeous book!

Book Group recommendation – I Am, I Am, I Am by Magie O’Farrell.

“I Am I Am I Am is a gripping and glorious investigation of death that leaves the reader feeling breathless, grateful, and fully alive. Maggie O’Farrell is a miracle in every sense. I will never forget this book.” Ann PatchettI Am I Am I Am

Staff Book Choice – Morning: How To Make Time: A Manifesto by Allan Jenkins. Anna says “Dawn is an enchanted world, we just need a bit of help to find it and appreciate it! Beautiful writing!”Morning

“This is my manifesto for morning.  There is an energy in the earlier hours, an awareness I enjoy. In today’s world we tend to wake as late as we can, timed to when we have to work. But we don’t need to chase the day.” Allan Jenkins

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Join the Where’s Wally Hunt this Saturday 28 July!

Kids will love our Where’s Wally Competition!
Pick up an entry form from us & join the Where’s Wally Competition, on Sat 28 July, tell us where you spotted Wally, in 9 local shop windows in Thirsk.

Pop back here with your completed entry form, with names of the shops where you saw Wheres WallyWally, and get a sticker.

Also, there is a chance to win a poster if you spot lost items of Wally’s in the Book Cafe.
You will then be entered into our Prize Draw for the chance to win a Where’s Wally Book.

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