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Shop closing (to the public) for three months in 2023

Unfortunately, after opening for the first time in two years in May 2022, we have to close the shop to the public once more for the first three months of 2023 (January - March). The wooden floor in the reception area is now rotten due to the flood of two years ago and will have to be entirely dug out and relaid with cement. We apologise for any inconvenience but thought we would give as much notice as possible so that you may visit in the lead up to the end of the year. WE WILL CONTINUE TO PROCESS ONLINE ORDERS DURING THIS TIME.


Royal Mail industrial action is due to take place 9th & 11th December and also 14th & 15th December - this includes Parcelforce. We will continue to process orders as normal. If your despatch date was a strike date, your book/s will be despatched the following working day. Sorry for any inconvenience that is beyond our control.

Did you know...

On this day in 1870, French author Alexandre Dumas sadly died. He is best known for his historical adventure novels such as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.

Click here to see books written by Alexandre Dumas.

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The Funny (and not so funny) Side of Living in Portugal
My turn to write the monthly article for our website but the eternal question – what to write about? I am staying at my cottage in Portugal at the moment so thought I would recount some of the more interesting aspects of living here. The first lesson my husband and I learned on arriving here was – be patient!  Nothing and no-one moves in a hurry here, unlike in the UK where everyone seems to be rushing around all the time....

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Zozo (or Curious George)
Zozo (or Curious George) by H.A. & Margret Rey Curious George has become one of the most loved and recognizable characters from children’s literature. His stories are so popular that they have never been out of print since their first published date in the early 1940s. Despite being a monkey, George is never pictured with a tail – something I hadn’t really registered until I was researching for this article.  George is described as a ‘good little monkey, and always very curious’. ...

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What the view is like

Due to recent flooding, we have fitted a webcam to the outside of our shop to allow us to monitor the river level remotely. But it also allows our customers to get a view of the Wye Valley!

We'll try and keep the camera pointing in a sensible direction. Let us know if you spot anything interesting! The image should refresh around every 10 to 15 minutes.

To see a large version of the image, click here.

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