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Stop Press … Author Salley Vickers is dropping by on Friday afternoon with Proofs of her new book ‘Cousins’, which will be available.

Brilliant and mercurial Will tye suffers a life changing accident. The terrible event ripples through three generations of the complex and eccentric Tye family, bringing to light old tragedies and dangerous secrets. cover_jpg_rendition_242_374
Told through the eyes of three women close to Will, his sister, his grandmother and his aunt, Cousins is a novel weaving darkness and light, taking us from the outbreak of World War Two to the present day.

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2 Vacancies in the Café.

Poster Vacancy Cafe Assistants Sept 2016

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“Best launch party since Muhammed Ali’s biography” at White Rose BookCafe!

Latest Press Release:-

Television’s ‘The Yorkshire Vet’ Julian Norton launched his new book at White Rose BookCafe, Thirsk recently.

Sue Lake of White Rose BookCafe, Thirsk said that “Sales of the new book by Yorkshire Julian Norton & BookCafe owner Sue Lake - by Olivia Lowry PhotographyVet, Julian Norton have outstripped sales of Harry Potter books” she added “ We were absolutely delighted when Julian asked us to hold a Party to launch his new book Horses, Heifers and Hairy Pigs: The Life of a Yorkshire Vet. We wish Julian every success in the future, with his book and the 3rd TV series of The Yorkshire Vet” (photo of Julian Norton and Sue Lake by Olivia Lowry Photography).View of the Book Launch Party by Olivia Lowry Photography

Julian’s book follows the success of The Yorkshire Vet TV series and looks at his childhood love of animals, adventures as he trained as a vet, then moving on to his first steps in the profession, including the challenges faced by vets, includes dealing with the unexpected and sometimes exotic pets, plus some excitable owners. Julian’s writing shows his love of Yorkshire and his passion for his job shines through.Julian Norton's Book Launch Party

Julian’s event was very well supported, with fans travelling from London, Newcastle, and Castleford.

Friends, family and customers enjoyed complimentary canapes and prosecco, courtesy of Publisher Michael O’Mara, in the sunny garden at the BookCafe.  Debut author, Julian enjoyed meeting some clients of Skeldale Veterinary Practice who feature in the book, and it was often overheard “I feature on page 192, or my pet is on page 84”.

Julian Norton & Peter WrightVet Peter Wright took time out of his busy schedule, along with other staff from Skeldale Veterinary Practice to support their colleague Julian.  Jim Wight wrote the Foreward in the book, and also signed copies for customers. Also in attendance were Louise Dixon Editor  from Michael O’Mara Publisher and David Riding of MBA Literary Agents (see pic above), plus Paul Stead of Daisy Beck Studios in Leeds.  David Riding had approached Julian after series 1 of Julian Norton signing books - by Olivia Lowry PhotographyThe Yorkshire Vet, with the idea of Julian writing his memoirs.

Thirsk Yarnbomber, Ann Akers had lovingly created a horse, heifer and a hairy pig, which looked spectacular peeping out of the bushes, customers enjoyed taking selfies with them!

horse, heifer & hairy pigJulian said afterwards “Sue, thank you so much for all your help, organisation and enthusiasm that went into today….  Louise Dixon said it was the best launch party she had been to since Muhammed Ali’s biography, praise indeed!”

Thanks also to the fantastic team of staff at the BookCafe for all their hard work. If you require a signed copy of the book please tel 01845 524353.

NB: Photo of the BookCafe garden view & Julian talking to young fans, taken by Olivia Lowry Photography, all other photographs by CJ P.R.  (Caroline Nicholls).

Garden view Julian Norton's Book LaunchJim Wight signs the book for Ann AkersGeorgey Spanswick of BBC Radio York chats with Producer of Daisy Beck Studios

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Book launch party this week & other news!

This week we are busy getting ready for the exciting Book Launch Party on Sat 17 Sept 11am to 1pm, for Julian Norton’s new book ‘Horses, Heifers and Hairy Pigs: The Life of a Yorkshire Vet’ £12.99.  Everyone is welcome to attend. You can pre order the book by telephoning 01845 524353.

September News & Offers :- http://eepurl.com/cfl0Hv

PLEASE NOTE:  On Sat 17th Sept the Café  will be open as usual up to 10.45am, but will be closed from 10.45am until 1pm. After 1pm normal service will resume.We are expecting to be very busy, so please bear with us as there may be some queues, and waiting time too meet Julian, and have your book signed.  Horses Heifers and Hairy Pigs CoverNorton Julian (1) - Credit Natasha Jarvis

 

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Latest Press Release ….

Bestselling Crime Writer, Peter Robinson to visit White Rose BookCafe, Thirsk

Bestselling crime writer Peter Robinson will be at White Rose BookCafe, 79-81 Market Place, Thirsk, YO7 1ET on Thursday August 25 at 7pm giving a talk and signing copies of his latest book ‘When the Music’s Over’ a DCI Banks Mystery.

Peter Robinson grew up in Yorkshire and now divides his time between Richmond and Canada. There are 22 books in the bestselling DCI Banks series, the critically acclaimed crime novels have won numerous awards in Britain, the United States, Canada and Europe and are published in translation all over the world. Peter Robinson’s DCI Banks is now a major ITV 1 drama by Left Bank productions, in which Stephen Tompkinson plays Inspector Banks.

The new DCI Banks book has the team investigating two highly contemporary crimes, each echoing and illuminating the other. When the body of a young girl is found in a remote countryside lane, evidence suggests she was drugged, abused and thrown from a moving van – before being beaten to death.

While DI Annie Cabbot investigates the circumstances in which a 14-year-old could possibly fall victim to such a crime, newly promoted Detective Superintendent Alan Banks must do the same – but the crime Banks is investigating is the coldest of cases. Fifty years ago Linda Palmer was attacked by celebrity entertainer Danny Caxton, yet no investigation ever took place. Now Caxton stands accused at the centre of a historical abuse investigation and it’s Banks’s first task as superintendent to find out the truth.

As more women step forward with accounts of Caxton’s manipulation, Banks must piece together decades-old evidence. With his investigation uncovering things from the past that would rather stay hidden, he will be led down a path even darker than the one he set out to investigate.

You can meet the author and have your book personally signed on August 25. Tickets are £5 each with £3 redeemable on a book purchase.  Wine and nibbles will be served before the talk and the garden will be open weather permitting. For further information or to pre order your copy, and reserve tickets telephone 01845 524353 or visit www.whiterosebooks.com.

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Book of the Week 15/8

Book Group recommendation
‘Neither Here, Nor There’ by Bill Bryson, all about his travels in Europe, a timely read!
“Bill Bryson’s first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in years. In Neither Here nor There he brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet, and journeys from Hammerfest, the northernmost town on the continent, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia. Fluent in, oh, at least one language, he retraces his travels as a student cover.jpg.rendition.460.707twenty years before.

Whether braving the homicidal motorists of Paris, being robbed by gypsies in Florence, attempting not to order tripe and eyeballs in a German restaurant or window-shopping in the sex shops of the Reeperbahn, Bryson takes in the sights, dissects the culture and illuminates each place and person with his hilariously caustic observations. He even goes to Liechtenstein.” taken from Penguin website.

 

 

Book of the Week & Children’s Book of the Week ...
‘One’ by Sarah Crossan £7.99, winner of the coveted children’s book prize The CILIP Carnegie Medal, which is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book written in English for children and young people.
The medal is awarded by CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals,judged solely by the nation’s librarians.

Sarah Crossan’s ‘One’ was also winner of the Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year and Children’s Choice Award 2016 , plus winner of the YA Prize 2016.9781408827215-195x300
It is about twins Grace and Tippi – conjoined twins. And their lives are about to change.
No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world – a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends? And what about love? But what neither Grace or Tippi realises is that a heart-wrenching decision lies ahead. A decision that could tear them apart. One that will change their lives even more than they ever imagined…

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Latest news & offers are here….

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some great things coming up here soon….deadly-Deceit-front cover -CV-900x600

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Please note the following:-

Dr Emma Wells book will not be available at the event in conjunction with Ripon International Festival.

The Picador Pizza & Prosecco Event has been postponed until later in the year.

 

 

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Meet crime writer, Peter Robinson

Meet bestselling crime writer, Peter Robinson, gives a talk and signs copies of ‘When the Music’s Over’ Thursday 25th August, at 7pm.

Tickets are £5 each, with £3 redeemable off a book purchase, inc a glass of wine.

“The new DCI Banks book by Number One bestseller Peter Robinson has the team when-the-musics-overinvestigating two highly contemporary crimes – each echoing and illuminating the other.

When the body of a young girl is found in a remote countryside lane, evidence suggests she was drugged, abused and thrown from a moving van – before being beaten to death.

While DI Annie Cabbot investigates the circumstances in which a 14-year-old could possibly fall victim to such a crime, newly promoted Detective Superintendent Alan Banks must do the same – but the crime Banks is investigating is the coldest of cases. Fifty years ago Linda Palmer was attacked by celebrity entertainer Danny Caxton, yet no investigation ever took place. Now Caxton stands accused at the centre of a historical abuse investigation and it’s Banks’s first task as superintendent to find out the truth.

As more women step forward with accounts of Caxton’s manipulation, Banks must piece together decades-old evidence. With his investigation uncovering things from the past that would rather stay hidden, he will be led down a path even darker than the one he set out to investigate… “

Taken from Peter Robinson’s Official Website

tel 01845 524353 to pre order the book and reserve your tickets.

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Book Launch Party with Julian Norton, star of ‘The Yorkshire Vet’

Thirsk Vet, Julian Norton, star of Channel 5’s series The Yorkshire Vet, will be launching Norton Julian (1) - Credit Natasha Jarvishis new book ‘Horses, Heifers and Hairy Pigs: The Life of a Yorkshire Vet’ at White Rose BookCafe, Thirsk on Saturday September 17, from 11am to 1pm.

Julian will be personally signing copies of his new book, and be telling some amusing anecdotes and stories of his working life at The Skeldale Veterinary practise in Thirsk, which was the original inspiration behind author James Herriot’s ‘All Creatures Great and Small’.

Julian has not only been busy at the Skeldale Veterinary practise, but has found the time to write his own book, published on September 22 by Michael O’Mara (rrp £12.99) following the success of the TV series ‘The Yorkshire Vet’. The book is the memoirs of  his working life in the North Yorkshire countryside, treating all creatures from pups to alpacas, rabbits to exotic pigs, his vocation and love of his work shines from every page, as well as his love of his home county.

Horses Heifers and Hairy Pigs CoverSeptember 2016 sees the third TV series of  ‘The Yorkshire Vet’ commencing, also with a Christmas special edition planned. The fly-on-the-wall documentary is one of the channel’s highest rating shows.

For further information on this event telephone White Rose Books 01845 524353, visit www.whiterosebooks.com or e-mail sales@whiterosebooks.co.uk.

Signed copies of the book can be pre ordered by telephoning White Rose Books 01845 524353.

 

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  • JulianNorton- taken by Natasha Jarvis
  • The Book Cover
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Harry Potter Weekend….

Harry Potter Weekend 30/31 July ~ Pre Order HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, & receive a £2 Cafe Voucher (expires 30.12.16).Sue Lake & owl


Cafe treats will be Harry Potter themed, and there will be activities around the shop.
Photo – Sue in 2005 at one of our infamous Harry Potter nights… with Owl!

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