However you plan on spending the summer, whether you’re holidaying in the Himalayas, cruising in the Caribbean, or just basking in the back garden, there’s one thing you can’t do without: a good book.
That’s why we here at Jaffé & Neale have put together a collection of our favourite summer reads for you to enjoy, and until the 31st of August if you buy any three of the titles, we can give you one free swim at the Chipping Norton Lido. The current list of books can be found below, but we are constantly updating it.
For more information, you can contact us by phone on 01608 641033 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let Me Tell You About a Man I knew, Susan Fletcher
Nobody’s Fool, Richard Russo
Seveneves, Neal Stevenson
The Lonely City, Olivia Laing
New and Selected Poems, Mary Oliver
Rail Head, Philip Reeve
Mend the Living, Maylis de Kerangal
The Girls, Emma Cline
The Essex Serpent, Sarah Perry
Pages For You, Sylvia Brownrigg
Norwegian By Night, Derek B. Miller
Aurora, Kim Stanley Robinson
The Disaster Artist, Greg Sestero
A Little History of the World, E. H. Gombrich
Letters From the Lighthouse, Emma Carroll
Matilda, Roald Dahl
Claude On Holiday, Alex T. Smith
Claude All on Holiday, Alex T. Smith
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
Leap In, Alexandra Heminsly
A Home for Gully, Joan Clegg
Maisy Goes Swimming, Lucy Cousins
The Art of Losing Control, Jules Evans
A Book of American Martyrs, Joyce Carol Oates
I Found My Tribe, Ruth Fitzmaurice
The Power, Naomi Alderman
Heartless, Marissa Meyer
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
As part of the Independent Bookshop Week celebrations, Jaffe & Neale is taking part in the inaugural Oxford Book Crawl on Saturday the 24th June.
The Book Crawl is a great way to experience the Cotswolds, while discovering some fantastic indie bookshops. All participating bookshops are offering an incentive to visit; we here at Jaffe & Neale will be offering free coffee to the first 30 people who can prove that they’ve visited at least 2 of the other shops on the trail. For more information, you can visit the Book Crawl website at https://www.oxbookcrawl.co.uk/
We hope to see you on the 24th!
24th June – 1st July 2017
Celebrate Independent Bookshop week
at Jaffe and Neale
To celebrate the 11th 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, email us at email@example.com, or call us on 01608 641481
10:30am Tuesday 27th June 2017
SYLVIA BROWRIGG READING GROUP
Tickets £14.99, on sale now.
Ticket price includes a copy of Pages For Her and coffee & cake
To celebrate the release of her novel, Pages For Her, Sylvia Brownrigg will be visiting the shop to discuss her work, answer any questions you might have, as well as doing a short reading from her newest book. Sylvia has authored six works of fiction, and has appeared in the New York Times Notable list, as well as the LA Times Best Books of the year. Her reviews have appeared in various publications, and she has taught at the American University in Paris.
6pm Monday 26TH June 2017
BOOK LAUNCH WITH PETER MALIN
Peter Malin will be here in the shop to celebrate the launch of his newest collection of short stories, Out of the Dark.
Peter will do a short talk about his work, accompanied by a reading from his newest book.
The event is not ticketed, so do feel free to come along.
10:30 am Saturday 24th June 2017
BOOK SIGNING WITH SEB HOLMES
Seb Holmes, professional London chef, will be here in the shop on Saturday the 24th June to sign copies of his newest book, Cook Thai. Seb’s restaurant Farang aims to feed Londoners modern Thai street food with a key focus on fusing seasonal ingredients with home-made Thai street food. Founder and head chef Seb Holmes fell in love with Thai food whilst working as the sous chef at the Begging Bowl in Peckham where the food is renowned for it’s sweet, salty, spicy and sour deliciousness.
The event is not ticketed; we look forward to seeing you.
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?