Welcome to The Words Worth. The book shop has been 10 years in the planning and finally, with the long awaited increase in independent book shops now happening, the time has come for our dream to begin to live. Our quaint little shop, full of wonderful reads, has been welcomed into a community that has taken us in to their heart in the beautful little town of Eccleshall.
I was lucky enough to have been bought up in a house brimming with books; both of my parents love to read. Haphazard bookshelves full of all genres and titles were part of our furniture. That's where my love of reading and writing began. When I became a mum myself, I spent many hours reading to my daughters, Ellie and Jade. More recently, I treasure every minute that I spend reading books with my grandchildren.
The Words Worth is a space in which my daughters and I hope that you too can enjoy shelves of books that we have carefully curated with the help of our customers. We offer a plethora of titles waiting to adorn your bookshelves, and those of your family and friends.
Come along and see us, enjoy our books. We look forward to meeting you,
As a little girl my favourite book was Winnie the Pooh A Complete Collection of Stories and Poems, that my Grandma bought for my sister and I, and my mum read to us at bedtime. I now read those stories to my own children.
My passion is creative art. I studied Bridal design throughout my degree and desinged bridal gowns sold in a collection. Throughout my studies my favourite of these was Vera Wang on Weddings, the photography and text were inspiring. On recently returning to studying, I am now focusing on Art and Design with a specialist subject area in children’s book illustrations.
Finally, I have been pretty absorbed in the Twilight series of books by Stephanie Meyer; they are a colourful read for the imagination!
The bridal business has played a large part in my working life, as has organising events. I am looking forward to supporting book events at The Words Worth, which will include book signings and readings.
The Oxford book of Children’s Verse was a Christmas present from my parents when I was 9 years old. The most dog-eared page contained a poem which always made me cry, and still does; ‘Lucy Gray or Solitude’. This book began my love of poetry and in particular William Wordworth’s work. I was 11 when my parents gave me Jane Eyre, this book led to a lifelong passion for the Bronté’s words; and some wonderful weekends in Howarth. To Kill A Mocking Bird was a gift to myself when I was 18, I have read it perhaps twice each decade throughout my adult life, each time it brings a new layer of meaning as the years pass by and add different shades and tones to the text. As a Psychologist, time and again I have thought of the amazing psychological insight that Harper Lee created in Atticus Finch. Finally, A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar captures the inspirational story of John and Alicia Nash; that reaches far beyond the silver screen version! I find the psychology, both within and behind the recorded events and experiences, beautifully written. Sadly, both John and Alicia were killed in a car accident in 2015, at that time I was writing Girl bullying – Do I Look Bothered, out of respect I added a small reference to the great work of John Nash within the book's text; but still have no understanding of non-cooperative game theory!
When I was young I had a lot of favourite books: The Chronicle's of Narnia (I had a super cool hardback copy), The Worst Witch (which my duaghter now reads) and Harry Potter (there were a lot more but if I list them all, we would need another webpage).
I was seven or eight when I first read Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone. I read it super fast and by then Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secret's had been released so I read that pretty fast too. In fact I read them all pretty fast and then I peridoically re-read them for extra effect.
Now, I have far too many favourite books to pick just one and you know what? That's absolutely fine because who wants one favourite when you can have an entire bookshop of them!
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