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Bricks & Mortar shop closed to the public…

We used the Covid lockdown as a good time to start renovation and repair work to the building caused by floods of 2020. Unfortunately, that work is taking longer than anticipated and therefore We are still closed to the public until further notice. We are happy to say we are still operating online as per usual. Royal Mail is collecting our post the next working day after your order is processed. ParcelForce shipments are arriving outside of Europe albeit with a small delay due to Covid 19.

Special Offer

20% discount on Poetry books in our Special Book Room.

Type in voucher code POETEX at the checkout to apply your discount before payment. Valid to 8th December 2021

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The Incompleat Angler
“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after” - Henry David Thoreau Fishing is, pun intended, a ‘catch-all’ word. It encompasses everything, from the pursuit of whitefish in the icy northern waters off the coast of Svalbard, to the poetic majesty of a brown trout rising to take a hand-tied fly in the summer sunlight on a Hampshire chalk stream. As someone once observed, there are two sorts of fisherman; those...

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Featured book

Big Animal Rag Book
Big Animal Rag Book Illustrated by A.E. Kennedy Stella and Rose’s copy of this rag book is dated circa 1939, number 344 and is beautifully illustrated by A.E. Kennedy with colour pictures of animals that are still bright after all these years.  Albert Ernest Kennedy was born in 1883 in Leyton, London and died at the age of eighty.  He was the elder brother of the notable flower painter Cecil Kennedy. Rag books were patented by Dean’s Rag Book Company in 1903...

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