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Daisy Goodwin signs her new book in Stow-on-the-Wold

We were honoured to have the British television producer, poetry anthologist and novelist Daisy Goodwin come and visit us in our new shop.

The renowned author of the book and hit television series ‘Victoria’ enjoyed sampling our coffee and cake whilst signing copies of her book. We still have a couple of signed copies so hurry whilst stock lasts!

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Meet Kimiko Barber, Saturday the 19th November at 10.30 AM

Kimiko Barber, teacher of Japanese cookery, will be here in the shop along with a selection of culinary delights, as well as copies of her newest book, Cook Japanese at Home, to talk about her work on Saturday the 19th of November.

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Kimiko was born in Kobe, Japan, but moved to England in order to study. After attending university, Kimiko shifted her attention to cooking, a skill that she had picked up from her grandmothers, and later tried her hand at teaching and writing.

Besides teaching at a number of cookery schools, Kimiko also regularly contributes to the food section of the Weekend Financial Times, and has appeared on Radio 4’s Food Program as well as BBC One’s Saturday Kitchen.

Kimiko will be here from 10:30 until 11:30 on Saturday morning, and the event is not ticketed. Cook Japanese at Home is currently in stock at £25.

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Jaffé & Neale Bookshop & Café celebrate their 15th Anniversary! October 2016

Patrick Neale and Polly Jaffé met in the travel section of Waterstones Bristol, not as romantic as it sounds as they both were Waterstones employees at the time. Neither of them guessed that their meeting in 1992 would lead to an award winning Independent Bookshop in Chipping Norton, now celebrating its 15th anniversary and their three strapping sons.

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Polly, Patrick and sons moved to Chipping Norton in September 2001 taking on the long established and much respected Bookshop Chipping Norton from Elizabeth Sleight. After 5 enjoyable years they moved the shop to it’s current ocation in the middle of the Market square. It was here that they developed their dream bookshop; opening it with a café serving Aga baked cakes by their friend Ceci Magee. It’s a source of joy and frustration that the cakes arouse greater social media celebration than the book reviews. The Bookshop developed a strong events program that, over the years, has seen Michael Palin, Ian Rankin, Jeannette Winterson, Jeremy Clarkson and many more wonderful Authors cross the threshold at the Bookshop. More recently they have enjoyed a brilliant partnership with Chipping Norton Literary Festival helping the town come alive with Literary and celebrity goings on each April.
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Patrick’s BA Presidency and Polly’s Chairing of the Children’s Bookgroup and time served on the World Book Day Executive, along with her eye for useful and beautiful non book items, mean that they have been happy to broaden the appeal of the Bookshop selling numerous useful and beautiful gift items, including reading glasses, Lamy pens, candles and even slippers (to embody this year’s delight in the Hygge lifestyle phenomenon). They’ve been keen to lead the field in setting the standard for the Bookshop of the future, maintaining that it’s the books that are always Jaffé & Neale’s first passion.
Patrick and Polly have developed a dedicated and thoughtful team who are delighted to recommend their favourite reads while serving a delicious cappuccino or flat white.

In a world of high street homogeneity, lacklustre customer service and internet drudgery Patrick and Polly have devoted their time to build an Independent Bookshop and café that celebrates the individual and applauds the stylish and quirky. Be it the book recommendation, the cake or the gift they aim for it to be of quality while carefully and lovingly prepared.
img_0194With this in mind Jaffé & Neale are delighted to celebrate their 15th anniversary on 8th October 2016. They intend to celebrate throughout the autumn championing many of the great books being published. Also as a gift to themselves and as an indication of their confidence in the health of the physical book trade they are opening a second Bookshop & café, in Stow on the Wold, this autumn. More to follow about that.
Championing books that may not be on the bestseller lists and marrying modern technology with good old fashioned face to face conversation, they aim to make the time spent at Jaffé & Neale time enjoyed and well spent. The goal is to cement a healthy future for real books in a high street environment for many years to come.
Happy Birthday Jaffé & Neale.

[tweetthis]It’s party time! @Jaffeandneale 15 yrs old on 8th October. #booksaremybag #chippingnorton #birthday.[/tweetthis]

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Events at Jaffe and Neale: An Evening with Geoffrey Strachan, Thursday 25th August at 6:30pm

Andrei Makine and the Search for Love:

A Talk by Geoffrey Strachan

Geoffrey Strachan, award winning translator, will be here in the shop on the 25th of August at 6:30pm to talk about his work, and to celebrate the paperback publication of A Woman Loved, by Andrei Makine.

Geoffrey is a noted translator of French and German literature into English, and is best known for his translations of the works of French-Russian novelist Andrei Makine. Additionally, Geoffrey has translated works by Yasmina Reza, Elie Weisel, and Jerome Ferrari. In the past he has been awarded the Scott-Moncrieff Prize for translations from French, and the Schlegel-Tieck Prize for translations from German.

Tickets are £3 each, and include £2.50 off A Woman Loved. Tickets can be bought here in the shop, over the phone at 01608 641033, or online at the link below. 

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We currently have plenty of A Woman Loved in stock at £8.99, as well as many more of Makine’s titles.

 

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Independent Bookshop Week Events at Jaffe and Neale

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Independent Bookshop Week (IBW), here at Jaffé & Neale we have some very special events planned. IBW is part of the Books Are My Bag campaign, which is dedicated to supporting Independent bookshops up and down the country. For more information on the upcoming events, ask us in store, or email us at info@jaffeandneale.co.uk.

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7pm WEDNESDAY 15TH June 2016

AN EVENING WITH ADAM HENSON

Tickets £5 on sale now

Adam Henson, farmer and television presenter, will be joining us here in the shop on Wednesday 15th June at 7pm to talk about his new memoir, Like Farmer, Like Son.

Adam is most well known for his work on the BBC series Countryfile, and his newest work explores his life as a farmer, and the decisions and people that led him to where he is today. For the first time, he details the history of his   family, and the events that took the Henson’s from a life of acting on stage and in film, all the way to the rolling hills of Gloucestershire. As well as talking about his life, Adam will be answering questions and signing books after the event.

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3.30-4.30 MONDAY 20TH June 2016

A VISIT FROM ALICE’S WHITE RABBIT

Come along and join in the fun

Just come along and join in the fun with Alice’s White rabbit who will be visiting the store on Monday afternoon. All are welcome and there will be lots of cupcakes to enjoy too. Not quite the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, but it’ll be fun.

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7.30 TUESDAY 21ST June 2016

SHORE TO SHORE POETRY EVENT

WITH CAROL ANN DUFFY & SPECIAL GUEST POET JANE GRIFFITHS

Celebrating Poetry and Community with the Laureate and Friends

Tickets £18 from Jaffé & Neale

Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, joined by poets Gillian Clarke, Jackie Kay, Imtiaz Dharker, and local author Jane   Griffiths will be here in our very own St. Mary’s church to perform their work live, with musical accompaniment by John Sampson.

Carol Ann Duffy is a Scottish poet and playwright who writes for children and adults alike. Over the years, she has been awarded the T.S Elliot Prize for her work Rapture, the Whitbread Award, as well as a Forward Prize, to name just a few of her accolades, and in 2009, she was appointed Britain’s Poet Laureate.

WEDNESDAY 22ND June 2016

11-12  A signing with Alexander Armstrong & Richard Osman

The A-Z of Pointless:

A Brain-Teasing Bumper Book of Questions and Trivia

Meet the great Pointless team and see if you can catch them out on some trivia. They will be signing their latest book.

THE QI QUIZ

WITH JOHN MITCHINSON AS QUIZ MASTER

Doors 6pm start prompt 6.30 Wednesday 22nd June 2016

Tickets £5 each

John Mitchinson, head researcher of the television programme QI, will be hosting a very special QI Quiz in the shop. You can come with a team (max 5 per team) or make up a team on the night. The event coincides with the release of the ‘QI Facts’ books in paperback, all of which are recommended reading in preparation for the quiz. The books are available now, and we have plenty of stock here in the shop. We anticipate an entertaining, not to mention brain-teasing, evening, and hope that you can join us.

 

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An Evening with Adam Henson, Wednesday 15th June 7pm

Adam Henson, farmer and television presenter, will be joining us here in the shop on Wednesday 15th June at 7pm to talk about his new memoir, Like Farmer, Like Son.

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Adam is most well known for his work on the BBC series Countryfile, and his newest work explores his life as a farmer, and the decisions and people that led him to where he is today. For the first time, he details the history of his family, and the events that took the Henson’s from a life of acting on stage and in film, all the way to the rolling hills of Gloucestershire.

As well as talking about his life, Adam will be answering questions and signing books after the event. Tickets are £5, and are available in store, or online at this address:

www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/264936

For more information, call us on 01608 641033, ask us here in the shop, or email us at info@jaffeandneale.co.uk

 

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Shore to Shore poetry event, featuring Carol Ann Duffy, 21st June 2016

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Independent Bookshop Week, Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy has taken to the road alongside three of her fellow artists and a host of special guests to celebrate independent bookshops all over the country.

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We here at Jaffe and Neale are very excited to announce that one of the stops they will be making during their tour will be here in Chipping Norton.

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On Tuesday the 21st of June, starting at 7 pm, Carol Ann Duffy, joined by poets Gillian Clarke, Jackie Kay, and Imtiaz Dharker will be here in our very own St. Mary’s church to perform their work live, with musical accompaniment by John Sampson.

For more information, either ask us here in the shop, or visit https://www.panmacmillan.com/carolannduffytour.

Tickets are £18, and are available here: https://billetto.co.uk/shore-to-shore-chipping-norton.

cadCarol Ann Duffy is a Scottish poet and playwright who writes for children and adults alike. Over the years, she has been awarded the T.S Elliot Prize for her work Rapture, the Whitbread Award, as well as a Forward Prize, to name just a few of her accolades. In 2009, she was appointed Britain’s Poet Laureate, the first woman ever to do so.

 

 

gcGillian Clarke is a Welsh poet, playwright, lecturer and translator. She has been shortlisted for the T.S Elliot Prize, and in 2008 she was named the National Poet of Wales. In 2010 she became the second Welsh person in history to receive the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

 

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Jackie Kay is a Scottish poet and novelist, who now lives in Manchester and is chancellor of Salford University. She has won a number of awards, most notably the Guardian Fiction Prize for her novel Trumpet, as well as the Scottish First Book of the Year in 1992. As of this year, she is the third holder of the post Makar, the Scottish Poet Laureate.

 

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Imtiaz Dharker is an award winning poet and documentary film-maker. Her poems are prescribed on the British AQA GCSE English syllabus, and she is considered one of Britain’s most inspirational contemporary poets. As well as winning numerous awards and being elected a member of the Royal Society of Literature in 2011, both her art and her films have been exhibited around the world.

 

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Book Signing and Talk with Melissa Hood, Friday 29th April

Melissa Hood, founder of The Parent Practice, will be here in the shop from 10:30am until 12pm on Friday 29th of April to sign copies of her new book, Real Parenting for Real Kids.  Melissa will also be giving a short talk about useful parenting tips, and in particular, how to avoid nagging and repeating.

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The Parent Practice was set up in 2004, and since then, Melissa has held hundreds of classes.  Melissa has a certificate in Systemic Family Therapy and is trained in NLP, group dynamics, supporting separated families, as well as non-verbal communication techniques.

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Tickets are £5 per person, and can be bought over the phone at 02086733444, or alternatively they can be bought online at http://tinyurl.com/jaffeandneale

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Maisy Giveaway Competition Winner

Congratulations to Darcy, who won our Maisy giveaway competition!

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Maisy visited us here in the shop on the 26th March to celebrate the launch of her new book Maisy Goes To London. Despite the weather, Maisy spent the day in town, meeting fans and handing out vouchers.

For more information on upcoming events, you can find them on our website, or you can sign up to our newsletter. Ask in the shop, or email us at info@jaffeandneale.co.uk.