INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOP WEEK IS HERE!

“Independent bookshops? What a terrifying thought! Go into a bookshop and anything could happen to you. You could be educated, informed, inspired, transformed, terrified, amused … you might come out a completely different person to the one you went in as. It happened to me. You have been warned.”
– Sally Nicholls

Malachy Wicks winning photo Oct 2011It’s Independent Bookshop Week is 24 June to 1 July 2017. Call in and see us for exclusive editions, giveaways and free Star Wars Activity Kit (whilst stocks last!).

Share your favourite place to read on social media #myreadingplace, maybe it’s our garden or cafe, or just under your bed covers?!

 

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Wine & Book Talk with Cathy Rentzenbrink

Wine & Book Talk Evening with Cathy Rentzenbrink on Tues 4 July, from 7pm (doors open 6.30pm).

Tickets £5 each includes Welcome drink. The ticket price is redeemable against the price of either of the books (rrp £10).Cathy Rentzenbrink (c) Geoff Caddick THIS ONE

Cathy has written a memoir called ‘The Last Act of Love’ about the life and death of her brother, and has also written ‘A Manual for Heartache’, a book about grief, loss and trying to work out how to live in a cruel world which will be published this month.

Taken from Cathy’s Website – “What I did before … Until March 2016 I was the Project Director of book industry charity Quick Reads. I was particularly pleased to do it because my Dad used to struggle with reading and it was good to use my first hand experience of both the causes and effects of low literacy and also the huge pleasure that becoming a reader can bring. This is the speech I made at our launch event in February 2014, and this is a clip of me and my Dad on BBC Breakfast News.

Before that I worked for Waterstones for 1o years. I started as a Christmas temp at Harrods, then worked in six other shops including Hatchards before moving to a head office role as Publisher Relationship Manager.”AManualForHeartacheJkt

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Book Launch Garden Party

We had a lovely sunny morning with Martin and Jill Fish,  signing copies of their latest book ‘Gardening on the Menu’ in June.  Only a few free gifts left now, with every purchase of the book, first come, first served! More photographs on our Facebook page.

Gardening on the Menu by Martin and Jill Fish (foreword by Carol Klein)

A practical guide to over 25 different fruits and vegetables to grow in the garden, with over 100 tried and trusted, easy to follow recipes and tasty quick-cook dishes.

Husband and wife team, Martin and Jill Fish are passionate about growing and eating fresh produce from their garden.

In their North Yorkshire garden their productive fruit and veg plot provides an abundance of tasty produce all year round. It is all put to good use: some eaten fresh and the rest stored or preserved.

A professional horticulturist, garden writer and broadcaster, Martin has been giving gardening talks for many years. For the past few years, Jill, a keen gardener and food writer has joined him for a joint talk called ‘Gardening on the Menu’. This book by the same title is a direct response to so many people asking, “When are you going to write a book?”

Martin has been growing vegetables since he was a teenager and he draws on his many years of practical experience to give easy to follow advice and tips on getting the best from your crops.

Jill loves food, especially when it involves fruit and vegetables picked fresh from their garden, and she shares a selection of her seasonal dishes, many of which have been family favourites for many years.

Martin’s love of gardening and Jill’s love of cooking with fresh garden produce make for the perfect combination in ‘Gardening on the Menu’.

About the authors:

Jill Fish – After a career in teaching Jill joined Martin in their family business. A keen home cook and with three children to feed Jill relished cooking with the copious amounts of fruit and veg being produced from their garden.

She has been a food writer and blogger for over ten years as a result of cooking her famous toffee apple pie for the editor of a garden magazine who was visiting their garden! He was so impressed he immediately offered her the job of cookery writer for the weekly magazine.

Jill continues to write for websites and has relished sharing her favourite recipes in their new book.

Martin Fish – Martin started his career as an apprentice gardener on a parks department and for many years ran his own nursery.

He has been writing about practical gardening for 25 years for several gardening publications. Martin broadcasts for BBC Radio Nottingham & BBC Radio York, solving listeners’ gardening questions and problems.

Over the summer months Martin works at many Flower Shows giving talks and demonstrations. He is an RHS accredited judge and advisor for RHS Garden Harlow Carr.

He’s never happier than when he’s sharing his passion for growing and gardening!

Gardening on the Menu is published by 2QT Ltd (Publishing) ISBN 978-1-912014-56-9 rrp £15.99

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Your invitation to our Book Launch Garden Party 17 June, giveaways during Independent Bookshop Week 24 Jun to 1 Jul, National Book Tokens Free Prize Draw, plus July events … we hope you’ve got your diary at the ready! Poster FB

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Saturday Signing and Elmer Day! 27.5.17

We’ve got a busy day ahead on Saturday 27th May!

TODAY we welcome vet Neville Turner, he will be here from 11am to 1pm, signing copies of ‘The Dales Vet: A Working Life in Pictures’. Special Offer £20 (rrp £24.95). Old Pond Publishing Ltd

Need an excuse to dress up in your most colourful clothes?!

Then come along TODAY to our Elmer Day from 10am to 4pm! Join in the fun colouring competition.elmer dayMay Dales Vet

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Book Launch Garden Party with Martin & Jill Fish

 

Sat 17 JuneBOOK LAUNCH  GARDEN PARTY with Martin & Jill Fish

Join us & meet Martin & Jill Fish, signing copies of their new book ‘Gardening on the Menu’ Sat 17th June 10am to 12 noon.

Receive a free gardening gift with any book purchase & enjoy complimentary refreshments. Poster FB

A free event.

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Author Events

Sat 27 May – Saturday Signing with Neville Turner signing copies of ‘The Dales Vet: A Working Life in Pictures’. £20 SPECIAL OFFER (rrp £24.95). From 11am to 1pm.

Sat 27 MayHalf Term fun with Elmer Day, join the celebrations from 10am to 4pm. Come in your most colourful clothes & drop in for the free Elmer Colouring Competition!

Sat 3 June – Author’s Corner book signing with local author Hazel Goss, from 11am to 12.30. Signs copies of her debut novel ‘Forced to Flee’.

Mon 5 JuneWine & Book Talk Evening with Salley Vickers  Tickets £3 ea, includes Welcome drink. From 7pm-8.30pm (doors open 6.30pm).

Sat 17 JuneBOOK LAUNCH PARTY with Martin & Jill Fish, they launch their new book ‘Gardening on the Menu’ –  10am to 12 noon.!

Tues 4 JulyWine & Book Talk Evening with  Cathy Rentzenbrink , author of ‘A Manual for Heartache’ & ‘Last Act of Love’.  Tickets £5 ea, includes Welcome drink, plus redeemable against a purchase of the new book (rrp £10). From 7pm-8.30pm (doors open 6.30pm)

Sat 15 JulyBOOK LAUNCH PARTY with Jonathan Tulloch, time to be confirmed

Launch of his latest book ‘Larkinland’. Meet the award winning Thirsk author—winner of Betty Trask Prize 2000 and 2004.

Weds 19 July – Wine & Book Talk Evening with Peter Robinson,  ‘Sleeping in the Ground’, 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Peter Robinson’s bestselling DCI (now Detective Superintendent) Alan Banks series. Tickets £5 ea, includes Welcome drink. From 7pm-8.30pm (doors open 6.30pm).

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 Pre Orders NOW TAKEN for ‘A Yorkshire Vet Through the Seasons’ by Julian Norton, £14.99, signed copies available. Published 14th Sept /17.

 

To RESERVE COPIES of the books or for tickets tel 01845 524353

or e-mail sales@whiterosebooks.co.uk

 

 

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Book of the Week 15th May ’17

Book of the Week is Chris Packham’s beautifully wrought coming-of-age memoir. ‘His search for freedom, meaning & acceptance in a world that didn’t understand him’.

Taken from Chris Packham’s Website :-

Sunday Times No.1 Best Seller. -“Every minute was magical, every single thing it did was fascinating and everything it didn’t do was equally wondrous, and to be sat there, with a Kestrel, a real live Kestrel, my own real live Kestrel on my wrist! I felt like I’d climbed through a hole in heaven’s fence.”

An introverted, unusual young boy, isolated by his obsessions and a loner at school, Chris Packham was only at home in the fields and woods around his suburban home. But when he stole a young kestrel from its nest, he was about to embark on a friendship that would teach him what it meant to love, and that would change him forever.

In his rich, lyrical and emotionally exposing memoir, Chris brings to life his childhood in the 70s, from his bedroom bursting with fox skulls, birds’ eggs and sweaty jam jars, to his feral adventures. But pervading his story is the search for freedom, meaning and acceptance in a world that didn’t understand him.

The Book Group are reading ‘Date with Death’ by Julia Chapman.eTlxuVng

Their May Choice is ‘The Waves’ by Virginia Woolf. Anna says “It challenged us all! A reading experience, baffling and intense! ” , some other comments “liquid poetry”, “rambling monologue”, & “a play poem”.

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Vacancy Cafe Assistant April May 2017 part time

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