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Signed Ruby Wax Stock Available

A massive thank you to everyone who braved the cold to join us in St Mary’s Church for our Ruby Wax event on Wednesday the 13th January. A record breaking number of people attended to hear Ruby talk about her life, her work, and her latest book, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled. The talk covered Ruby’s own experiences with stress, the prevalence of stress in modern society, and the physiological benefits of practicing mindfulness.

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Thanks again to Ruby, who provided us with a fantastic night that we won’t soon forget. If you weren’t able to attend, then fear not; we still have plenty of signed stock.

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A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled is available here in the shop at £14.99

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Don’t Miss the Return of Harper Lee

After a brief fifty-five year hiatus, Harper Lee is returning with a sequel of To Kill a Mockingbird. Set twenty years after the events of her first novel, Go Set a Watchman is the highly anticipated follow-up to one of the most successful and important literary debuts of all time.

On Tuesday 14th June, the shop will open at 8 am for the release – come along to make sure you get a copy!

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Juice

Healthy eating has become a vibrant, fun thing with cookbook after cookbook showing you the beauty of cooking the things that will make your body feel good inside and out. We’ve seen the Hemsley sisters reminding us how to eat well, Deliciously Ella reinventing the way we view food and Dale Pinnock showing us how to eat our way to better health. But it can still be a problem to get the right vitamins and minerals into our diet.

If you haven’t already discovered the joys of juicing you need to. More and more people are incorporating juices into this healthy lifestyle that we are seeing modelled. I know you may have a whole stack of cookbooks already this year but here’s one more to add; a perfectly sized, easy to use juicing book by Rosemary Ferguson. rosemaryCategorised into six sections including Detox & Heal, Rest & De-Stress and Energize, Ferguson’s debut book is concise in its method and descriptions but incising and intriguing. There is a stunning freshness throughout the book, both pictorially and in its content, that for me, an owner of far too many cookbooks, cannot help but buy immediately. The brilliant thing, yet another to add to the list, is that no matter if you have a Nutribullet or a more simple juicer, her recipes are there to suit all. Read more about model and nutritionist Rosemary Ferguson here

One of the joys of being in such a wonderful independent bookshop is being able to welcome authors into the shop and we have the privilege of having a Spring Saturday morning with Rosemary Ferguson. Join us on Saturday 11th April from 10-11am for a book signing and juicing demos. Sample a variety of her delicious juices and be inspired whether be it for yourself or finally finding a way for your kids to get fruit and vegetables into their diet.juice

Order your copy of Juice by Rosemary Ferguson in store now and be sure to join us on 11th April.

 

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Not Everything Is Black & White

Black and WhiteLife would be pretty dull if it was all black and white. Even on a dreary day, which England is very much prone to, a book can bring splashes of colour back into your everyday life. As part of our celebration of Penguin’s Little Black Classics we have taken a step into a world without colour in our display. At glance you may merely see black and white but here’s your challenge: pick from an 80p Penguin Classic or choose from a selection of our recommended books to experience the vibrancy of colour and depth in reading.

Find out more about the 80th Anniversary of Penguin Books here