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Stella & Rose's Books

Specialists in Rare & collectable books

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The premier source for rare and out of print books, especially childrens and illustrated books. We look forward to seeing you in our shops, or you can buy online!

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Stella Books, Tintern
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The Well-Read Scrabble Player
I wonder if you watched and enjoyed, as I did, the recent television adaptation of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. As disturbing as the portrait was, of a future society where women have little worth beyond childbearing, I was surprised to find that many online comments focussed on the Scrabble game played between the handmaid Offred and her Commander.  Offred related, "Larynx, I spell. Valance. Quince. Zygote."To some viewers this seems beyond belief..."The least believable part of The Handmaid's Tale is their luck at Scrabble. Larynx? C'mon!!"...

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Rhymes Of Ye Olde Sign Boards By F.G. Lewin
View current stock of this title > Without doubt, due to its unusual format, this is a book that immediately catches the eye, being 16 inches tall but only seven inches wide! It is written and illustrated by the artist Frederick George Lewin, the son of a sea captain. Lewin was born in Bristol in 1860 and lived and worked in the Bristol suburb of Redland for most of his life. He is one of the best known pen and ink artists Bristol...

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