As part of the Independent Bookshop Week celebrations, Jaffe & Neale is taking part in the inaugural Oxford Book Crawl on Saturday the 24th June.
As an act of homage to her father Helen Macdonald decided to train a Goshawk. She became entranced by this beautiful creature. “H is for Hawk” is her record of this task and a beautiful description of these raptors. This book is crammed with wonderful nature writing and even has a biography of the amazing T H White, author of “The Goshawk” and “The Once and Future King”.
“Paying Guests” Sarah Waters Little Brown £20.00 (9780349004365)
A mother and daughter have to take in lodgers after the death of their husband/father a tragic tale follows. Sarah Waters writes a truly captivating story of class, family, love and murder.
Readers might share a passion for the wonderful world of books, but everyone has their own reading habit. Here are just a few of our favourites:
Takes a year or more to read a book, getting through a couple of pages at each sitting. Only ever reads in bed.
The Speed Reader
Easily reads a book a day. Skims the boring bits and turns pages so fast, fingers are a blur. Frequently loses track of what’s going on.
Reads everything from the Booker prize winner to the back of a cereal packet. Reads whilst walking. Goes to the loo purely for an opportunity to get through another few pages.
The Fickle Reader
Gives up on more books than are finished. Often has three or more books on the go. Reads all genres.
Finds a favourite author and doggedly works through their entire backlist.
What kind of reader are you?