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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.

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April's Featured Book

Wake Up by Piers Morgan

Publisher : HarperCollins (1 April 2021)
Language : English
Paperback : 352 pages
ISBN-13 : 978-0008392611
Dimensions : 12.9 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm

In 2020, the world faced its biggest crisis in a generation: a global pandemic. In the UK, it exposed deep divisions within society and laid bare a toxic culture war that had been raging beneath the surface. From the outset, Piers Morgan urged the nation to come to its senses, once and for all, and held the Government to often ferocious account over its handling of the crisis.

COVID-19 shed shocking light on the problems that plague our country. Stockpilers and lockdown-cheats revealed our grotesque levels of self-interest and the virtue-signalling woke brigade continued their furious assault on free speech, shutting down debate on important issues like gender, racism and feminism. Yet just as coronavirus exposed our flaws, it also showcased our strengths. We saw selfless bravery in the heroic efforts of our healthcare staff. A greater appreciation of migrant workers. A return of local community spirit. And inspiring, noble acts from members of the public such as Captain Sir Tom Moore.

Wake Up is Piers’ rallying cry for a united future in which we reconsider what really matters in life. It is a plea for the return of true liberalism, where freedom of speech is king. Most of all, it is a powerful account of how the world finally started to wake up, and why it mustn’t go back to sleep again.

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A Promise to Nadia : A True Story of a British Slave in the Yemen
A Promise to Nadia : A True Story of a British Slave in the Yemen
by Muhsen, Zana, Crofts, Andrew Yemen Paperback
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A Sense of No Direction
A Sense of No Direction
by Vines, Stan Language Paperback
£8.99 Add to basket
A Seven Letter Word
A Seven Letter Word
by Slater, Kim Children's, young adult & educational Hardback
£9.99 Add to basket
A Single Thread
A Single Thread
by Chevalier, Tracy Hampshire Paperback
£8.99 Add to basket

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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
The Mog Treasury : Six Classic Stories About Mog the Forgetful Cat
The Mog Treasury : Six Classic Stories About Mog the Forgetful Cat
by Kerr, Judith For National Curriculum Early Years Hardback
£19.99 Add to basket
Cover image for Shakespeare's Sonnets and a Lover's Complaint
The Sonnets and a Lover’s Complaint
One of Penguin's impressive hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. When this volume of Shakespeare's poems first appeared in 1609, he had already written most of the great plays that made him famous. The 154 sonnets - all but two of which are addressed to a beautiful young man or a treacherous 'dark lady' - contain some of the most exquisite and haunting poetry ever written, and deal with eternal subjects such as love and infidelity, memory and mortality, and the destruction wreaked by Time. Also included is A Lover's Complaint, originally published with the sonnets, in which a young woman is overheard lamenting her betrayal by a heartless seducer.
£14.99 Add to basket
The Storm Whale Slipcase : The Storm Whale in Winter
The Storm Whale Slipcase : The Storm Whale in Winter
by Davies, Benji Children's, young adult & educational Hardback
£20.00 Add to basket