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We have been notified by our sorting office that, due to Royal Mail strikes, there will be no collection on Friday 26th, Wednesday 31st August and Thursday 8th, Friday 9th September. We will continue to process orders. If your despatch date was a strike date, your book/s will be despatched the following working day or Saturday. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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The author Diana Wynne Jones was born on this day in 1934. She attended lectures by C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien whilst studying at Oxford University. She is best known fo...

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20% discount on New Naturalist books in our Special Book Room.

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Wildlife in My Garden
I am very lucky to live in the Wye Valley on the edge of the Forest of Dean. Our garden backs onto woodland so we have a wide variety of wildlife. Having cats, I have also seen another layer of wildlife that has been brought to the door over the years! We have the whole spectrum of wildlife from Deer down to Spiders. There is always something to see all through the year. The birdsong, however, is a constant beautiful backdrop...

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The Observer’s Book of British Birds
The Observer’s Book of British Birds by S. Vere Benson Stephana Vere Benson.  It seems people are not sure if Stephana was her name as she never published it as such on the title page.  The Misses Benson began the Bird-Lovers’ League firstly amongst their friends and neighbours and subsequently it grew to more than thirty thousand members worldwide over the next fourteen years. This book was first published in 1937 and is the first of the Observer’s Series.  There are at...

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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.

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