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The Team

All the staff at White Rose Books are dedicated to providing the highest quality of Customer Service, and go that 'extra mile' to help you get just what you need.

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Sue likes cookery books, children’s fiction, relationship novels, self-help books, diaries, mole-skin journals and New Yorker cards.

Her all-time favourite book is ‘Charlotte’s Web’ closely followed by Nigel Slater’s ‘Real Fast Food’!

Favourite Authors are Douglas Kennedy, Anita Shreve, Maggie O’Farrell, Michael Rosen, D H Lawrence.

A treat in the Café would be a strong Latte, Almond Tray-Bake, with Chocolate Muffins.


Yvonne reads every day, whether it is her current book, White Rose Book Club choice, a new cookery book or reading a children's book to her granddaughters.

Their favourite is Silly Suzy Goose by Petr Horacek

Yvonne’s favourite authors are Sebastian Faulks, Anthony Capella, Michael Morpurgo &amp Jamie Oliver.

In the Café Yvonne likes delicious lemon cake and a large Cappuccino.


is currently enjoying trying out recipes from the ‘Lean in 15 - The Shape Plan by Joe Wicks’, in between reading ‘Deadly Deceit’ by local author Jean Harrod. 

A favourite treat in the café would be Lady Grey Tea with Sawley Kitchen biscuits.



Lucy was born locally and likes to read local history books, books by local authors, and travel guides.

Latest read was The Plot by Madeleine Bunting. Favourite books are Help by Kathryn Stockest, My Sisters Keeper, Mr McCool, favourite authors Jodi Picoult and Jonathan Tulloch.

Favourite café treat is an Almond Slice with an Americano.


Anna loves books – love reading them, love working with them, love living surrounded by them. Anna’s favourites are quirky fiction, poetry, natural history and biographies.

Anna’s favourite Natural History at the moment is Claxton by Mark Cocker and Consolations of the Forest by Sylvain Tesson. Her favourite authors are Simon Barnes, Robert Macfarlane, Alice Oswalek Katrina Porteous and currently reading books by Julia Blackburn.

Anna’s favourite Café treat is an Americano, as often possible!



Jenn enjoyed reading ‘Lake House’ by Kate Morton, ‘Me Before You’ by Jojo Moyes, and ‘The Girl on the Train’ by Paula Hawkins.

Jenn likes a Skinny Hot Chocolate with lots of sprinkles, and Karlys homemade Caramel Latte Cake from our Café.



Karly likes collecting cookery books, especially Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood and Jamie Oliver.

When Karly is not baking her delicious cakes in the BookCafe kitchen, she enjoys a café treat of Carrot Cake and Green Tea.






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