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SOLD OUT – Julia Donaldson Book Signing

Thursday 20 June, 10.00-1.00

at Chorley Library

We are thrilled to announce a very special book signing for Independent Bookshop Week, with the very special Julia Donaldson!
We’re running this event with our friends & lovely librarians at Chorley Library.

The ebb & flo team will be reading Julia’s stories from 10am in the Children’s Library and there will be crafty activities and fun things to do.
Julia will be here to sign books between 11am & 1pm.

Buy a Family Ticket for £5* to reserve your slot, available from the bookshop – you can ring us on 01257 262773.
*Tickets are redeemable against the purchase of a book.

Please Note: Julia will only be able to sign books purchased on the day.

An Evening with Joe Wicks – The Body Coach

Saturday 8 June – 7.30pm (doors 6.45)

St Michael’s High School, Chorley

Don’t miss the nation’s favourite healthy food and fitness sensation, Joe Wicks aka The Body Coach talking about food, fitness and the fourth book in his bestselling series.
As part of A Taste of Chorley, Joe will be in conversation with Sarah Bryan (The Bees Country Kitchen, BBC R4 Food & Farming Best Street Food and Takeaway Finalist) and answering audience questions. There will be a chance for a photo with Joe afterwards too!
Veggie Lean in 15 brings a hundred flavour-packed vegetarian and vegan recipes, plus three exclusive Body Coach HIIT workouts and a bonus abs workout.
From Smoky Sweet Potato Chilli to ‘Creamy’ Butternut Pasta, it features a fantastic range of meat-free dishes, all prepared in fifteen minutes flat. The recipes are ideal for full- and part-time veggies, as well as those wishing to cut down on eating meat in a healthy and delicious way. There are also plenty of make-ahead ideas to get you prepping like a boss in no time at all.
Joe has more than four million followers on social media where fans share their personal journeys towards a leaner, fitter lifestyle. All of his books have been non-fiction number one bestsellers, and he has sold over 3 million copies in the UK.

Ticket: £20 (includes signed copy of Veggie Lean in 15) available from ebb & flo bookshop and online from Eventbrite (plus booking fee)

Venue: St Michael’s High School, main hall,
Astley Rd, Chorley PR7 1RR . Unallocated seating.

Doors open 6.45 for a 7.30 start.

Big Book Club with Julia Chapman

Monday 1 July, 7.30pm at Chorley Library

Join us for our next Big Book Club event with Julia Chapman.
We’re thrilled that Julia will be coming to Chorley once again, with the fourth book in the popular village crime Dales Detective series, A Date With Poison.

Spring is in the air in Bruncliffe but not everyone is filled with the joys of the season.
Samson O’Brien of the Dales Detective Agency is being questioned by the police about a murder, with the truth about his policing past about to be brutally exposed. And with Bruncliffe turning on Samson, his business partner Delilah Metcalfe finds herself in the impossible position of defending him to her friends and family.
Then Delilah’s nephew, accused of being under Samson’s influence, runs away from home and a frantic search begins. And with attention turning to Nathan, only a local vet is paying attention to a worrying spate of canine poisonings happening throughout the village.
Bruncliffe is turning toxic and with suspicion raining down on him, Samson knows he has to ask Delilah for help. Can she forgive his transgressions and help him so that they can find Nathan and the poisoner, or has the poison already spread too far?

Tickets £9 – includes the book and a drink on arrival. Available from ebb & flo bookshop.
Books are available before official publication from the bookshop, in time to read before the event!
Doors open 7.00pm for a 7.30 start.

The Yorkshire Shepherdess, Amanda Owen – Book Signing

Monday 10 June, 12-1pm at the bookshop

‘Yorkshire Meets Lancashire’ – The Yorkshire Shepherdess, Amanda Owen, will be at ebb & flo bookshop signing copies of her new book.

Join us for refreshments from both counties, Chorley cakes with Lancashire cheese, Yorkshire parkin with Wensleydale & matching teas, to mark the end of our town’s community food event, A Taste of Chorley.

Ticket £16.99, includes a copy of Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess. Tickets available from the bookshop and online at Eventbrite (booking fee)

Meet Dan Toombs – The Curry Guy

Tuesday 4th June, 7.00pm at St Laurence’s Church Hall, Chorley

Our mouths are watering at the prospect of this event, leading up to A Taste of Chorley!

Dan Toombs (aka The Curry Guy) is visiting Chorley with the third in his best-selling Indian cookbook series, The Curry Guy Veggie.
Vegetarian food is popular all over India, and people are growing to love the fresh, spicy and sweet flavours of authentic Indian cooking. Dan has been on a quest to learn and develop the most celebrated meat-free Indian recipes, and in the book he presents over 100 recipes that focus on taste and simplicity.

Curry Guy Veggie showcases just how exciting Indian vegetarian food can be, with mouth-watering starters, classic curries, idlis, dosas and fried breads, as well as the delicious side dishes that we all know and love.

Dan will be cooking and sharing his food, while telling us his story.

Tickets £16 (1 person includes book); £20 (2 people, 1 book); £5 entry only – available from the bookshop or online at Eventbrite (booking fee)

Venue: St Laurence’s Church Hall (upstairs room/please note, there is no lift)

Doors open 6.30 for a 7.00pm start

Cookbook of the Month

Tom Kerridge’s Fresh Start

Cookbook of the Month for January – 20% off

Image for Tom Kerridge's Fresh Start : Kick start your new year with all the recipes from Tom's BBC TV series and more
    Tom Kerridge shows you how to be the boss in the kitchen and eat well every day, thanks to more than 100 brilliant recipes to give you and your family a fresh start. What’s for dinner tonight? Recycle that takeaway menu, step away from the microwave and make the most of the amazing British produce with some real home-cooked food from Tom’s BBC TV series!Tuck into a quick peanut chicken stir-fry or flavour-packed butternut squash and chickpea curry. At the weekend, Tom’s Greek-style roast lamb makes the perfect family feast, and why not get the kids involved in the cooking too?It’s very easy to fall into the busy-life trap, especially when ready meals are so convenient.

    But Tom Kerridge has learnt from experience how important it is to take control over what you eat for the sake of your health and happiness. Now he wants to show you how easy it is to cook amazing meals at home, whether you’re short on time or lack confidence in the kitchen. Tom Kerridge’s Fresh Start is not a diet book, but it is about taking control.

    If you cook from scratch, you know exactly what is going into your food and can take responsibility for everything that you and your family eat. And with Tom’s guidance, you know it will taste amazing too! Including more than 100 delicious recipes for breakfast, quick and easy meals, lighter dishes, veggie suppers, batch cooking, weekend feasts and sweet treats. `Tom is the perfect person to kick us into a fresh start this new year’ GQ

    Visit The Bees on Chorley Market to sample some of the recipes!