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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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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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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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Complimentary Voucher with pre-order of the NEW Harry Potter Book!

The 8th story, nineteen years later!

Get a complimentary £2 Cafe Voucher with a Pre Order of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition): the Official Script Book of the Original West end ProductionParts I & II’ publishing date 31.7.16 £20.00. To order tel: 01845 524353, or e-mail sales@whiterosebooks.co.uk.HP15_Q4_030_Key_Art_Images_Pottermore7B

It is the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage, the play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on 30th July ’16.
Picture from Pottermore Publishers.

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LATEST NEWS & OFFERS….

Here is the latest news & offers for summer & autumn, lots of events coming up ….

  • Thurs 25 Aug, from 7pm Peter Robinson, crime writer ‘When the Music’s Over’, signing copies of his new book. tickets £5 each with £3 redeemable off a book purchase, complimentary glass of wine.

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Please VOTE for us in Flavours of Herriot Country Awards

We’ve just entered our Ossie in the Flavours of Herriot Country Awards, Best Customer Service Category!

Giving customers individual attention and helping them in our BookCafe is of paramount wheres wally competitionimportance to us. One member of our excellent team stands out in particular, he is 18 year old Student, Oswald Spencer.

He is a beacon of enthusiasm, even agreeing to frontOssie Spencer some of our marketing exploits… such as having his picture taken for last year’s Where’s Wally Competition, and dressing up as Bizzy Bear for our BookCafe 20th Aniversary celebrations last October.

His cheeky grin and jolly quips keep the customers entertained, and his flowery shirts are much admires. “No one forgets EOssie Spencer” says BookCafe owner, Sue Lake.

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Book of the Week & book news

25.7.16

Book of the Week

Book of the Week…. the summer holidays are here, why not pick up one of these great reads…?!
‘On the Road … with Kids’ by John Ahern. Winner of the Queensland Literary Awards OTRWK1People’s Choice Book of the Year 2015. The hilarious, poignant and inspiring story of one family’s life-changing gap year, romping through 30 countries from Morocco to the Arctic Circle and back again.

Children’s Choice of the Week…. good for taking on your travels!
‘The BFGs Gloriumptious Sticker Activity Book’ little humans will love this collection of stickers and puzzles.bfgsticker

Staff Book Choice… is ‘The Outside Lands’ by Hannah Kohler.

“The day that John F Kennedy was assassinated changed the world for most Americans, but for Jeannie and Kip it was also the day their mother died, and so begins this impressive debut novel. Relationships, betrayals and families, I was hooked by the end of the first chapter ” Yvonne says.9781509802104The%20Outside%20Lands

We were lucky enough to meet Hannah at our recent Picador, Pizza and Prosecco evening with debut authors, our next one will be on Tues 27 Sept. Further details to be confirmed.

 

 

 

 

 

18 to 25 June ’16

Book of the Week – ‘Off The Shelf’, a celebration of bookshops in verse, edited by Carol AnnDuffy, £10.00 … a perfect choice for Independent Bookshop Week 2016!

Here’s Heather reading it, whilst enjoying a Strawberry Cream Tea in our Garden.Book of the week cream tea & Heather

Children’s Choice of the Week – ‘One’ by Sarah Crossan. For age 13+, the ONE to read this summer – a brave beautiful and tender book about conjoined twins, Grace & Tippi.

The Book Groups are reading ‘The Light Between Oceans’ by M L Stedman.

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