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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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Rose's Books, Hay-on-Wye
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The British Seaside Holiday
British seaside towns might not be the draw they once were, but I love them! From Margate to Scarborough to Pittenweem in Fife, from Weymouth to Porthmadog and on to Blackpool. The advent of cheap flights to Europe and beyond saw their decline, but it was the coming of the Railways as well as the 1871 Bank Holiday Act that saw them full to capacity. Whole companies would close in the summer and their employees would flock to the seaside, there were even special trains laid...

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The Demon Cat
I absolutely love this book! I came across it by accident some time ago and I am surprised it is still on our shelves at the time of writing. Or maybe not... It is nothing special to look at from the outside.... A Naval Melo-drama. I must admit, I had to look up melodrama in the Oxford Dictionary which states: A sensational dramatic piece with exaggerated characters and exciting events intended to appeal to the emotions. Definitely the case! A play interspersed with songs...

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