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Nestled on the high street of Kirkham is Book, Bean and Ice Cream, a thriving independent café and boutique book and gift shop.

A favourite with locals and visitors alike, the shop is the passion of proprietor Elaine Silverwood.

Why not take a look around our website and learn a little more about what’s on offer at Book, Bean and Ice Cream? We also have an online store that offers a range of signed books by some of the best loved and most familiar names writing today. We look forward to welcoming you and hope you will come to love our special shop and cafe as much as we do.

Only £20.00

Hardback

September's Featured Book

Too Many Reasons to Live

By Rob Burrow

** Independent Bookshop Limited Edition **

Publisher : Macmillan; Main Market Edition

Language : English

Hardback : 304 pages

ISBN-13 : 978-1529073249

The inspirational memoir from rugby league legend Rob Burrow on his extraordinary career and his battle with motor neurone disease.

‘A pocket rocket of a player and a giant of a character . . . He is one in a million and his story is truly inspirational’ – Clare Balding

‘I’m not giving in until my last breath’ – Rob Burrow

Rob Burrow is one of the greatest rugby league players of all time. And the most inspirational. As a boy, Rob was told he was too small to play the sport. Even when he made his debut for Leeds Rhinos, people wrote him off as a novelty. But Rob never stopped proving people wrong. During his time at Leeds, for whom he played almost 500 games, he won eight Super League Grand Finals, two Challenge Cups and three World Club Challenges. He also played for his country in two World Cups.

In December 2019, Rob was diagnosed with motor neurone disease, a rare degenerative condition, and given a couple of years to live. He was only 37, not long retired and had three young children. When he went public with the devastating news, the outpouring of affection and support was extraordinary. When it became clear that Rob was going to fight it all the way, sympathy turned to awe.

This is the story of a tiny kid who adored rugby league but never should have made it – and ended up in the Leeds hall of fame. It’s the story of a man who resolved to turn a terrible predicament into something positive – when he could have thrown the towel in. It’s about the power of love, between Rob and his childhood sweetheart Lindsey; and of friendship, between Rob and his faithful team mates. Far more than a sports memoir, Too Many Reasons to Live is a story of boundless courage and infinite kindness.

Gift vouchers make a perfect present.

Our vouchers can be used to either make purchases from our great book selection, our Artisan Gifts or to enjoy a lovely coffee with a delicious cake. Valid for twelve months why not give the gift of choice?

£5, £10 and £20 Vouchers available.

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A Journal for Heroes
A Journal for Heroes
by Cowell, Cressida Children's, young adult & educational Hardback
£9.99 Add to basket
A Keeper
A Keeper
by Norton, Graham Ireland Hardback
£20.00 Add to basket
A Legacy of Spies
A Legacy of Spies
by Le Carre, John Fiction & related items Paperback
£8.99 Add to basket
Cover Image for A Line to Kill by Anthony Horowitz
A Line to Kill
'Witty, wry, clever, a fabulous detective story and perfect summer reading' KATE MOSSE 'Funny, intriguing, thrilling and thought-provoking: a marvellous mystery' ADAM HAMDY 'Horowitz ... playing Watson to Hawthorne's Sherlock, serves up a pretty kettle of fish, full of red herrings' THE TIMES 'With a colourful cast of characters, clever red herrings, a locked-room puzzle and chalk-and-cheese banter between the sleuths, Horowitz keeps the reader entertained and guessing throughout, in a wonderful take on the classic crime thriller' INDEPENDENT ________________________________________ 'I couldn't see the sea from my bedroom but I could hear the waves breaking in the distance. They reminded me that I was on a tiny island. And I was trapped.' There has never been a murder on Alderney. It's a tiny island, just three miles long and a mile and a half wide. The perfect location for a brand-new literary festival. Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne has been invited to talk about his new book. The writer, Anthony Horowitz, travels with him. Very soon they discover that all is not as it should be. Alderney is in turmoil over a planned power line that will cut through it, desecrating a war cemetery and turning neighbour against neighbour. The visiting authors - including a blind medium, a French performance poet and a celebrity chef - seem to be harbouring any number of unpleasant secrets. When the festival's wealthy sponsor is found brutally killed, Alderney goes into lockdown and Hawthorne knows that he doesn't have to look too far for suspects. There's no escape. The killer is still on the island. And there's about to be a second death...
£20.00 Add to basket

Perfect gifts, ready to buy online...

The Iron Man
The Iron Man
by Hughes, Ted, Mould, Chris Children's, young adult & educational Hardback
£16.99 Add to basket
The Jackie Morris Book of Classic Nursery Rhymes
The Jackie Morris Book of Classic Nursery Rhymes
by Morris, Jackie Children's, young adult & educational Hardback
£15.00 Add to basket
Cover image for The Lost Words by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris
The Lost Words
All over the country, there are words disappearing from children's lives. These are the words of the natural world - Dandelion, Otter, Bramble and Acorn, all gone. The rich landscape of wild imagination and wild play is rapidly fading from our children's minds. The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration of nature words and the natural world they invoke. With acrostic spell-poems by award-winning writer Robert Macfarlane and hand-painted illustration by Jackie Morris, this enchanting book captures the irreplaceable magic of language and nature for all ages.
£20.00 Add to basket
The Lost Words 20 Postcard Pack
The Lost Words 20 Postcard Pack
by Macfarlane, Robert, Morris, Jackie The arts Other
£12.99 Add to basket