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Stella & Rose's Books

Specialists in Rare & Collectable Books



Thank you to all of our loyal (and new) customers for your patience during these times. Hopefully we will not need to close to the public again for many, many years!
Our opening hours are as previously - 10am to 4pm daily. If you are travelling any distance to visit us please do call to confirm that we are open (01291 689755).

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

Type in voucher code HISTORX at the checkout to apply your discount before payment. Valid to 15th June 2023.

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Vera Southgate
Vera Southgate (birth name Pegg) was born in County Durham in March 1916 and was raised alongside her sister Mary. Both sisters would eventually train and become teachers in their own right. Vera's career was varied, and she taught children of many ages including infant, junior, secondary and also at special schools.  Vera Southgate (WIki) / Cinderella (606D)   In 1942 she married Arthur Southgate and stopped teaching for a while.  Sadly, Vera was widowed only six years later in 1948 and, having...

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Featured book

Seven Years with Samantha by Clive Ball
Seven Years with Samantha by Clive Ball Front Cover / Leaving Dover   This is an intriguing title as the cover shows an old vintage car in the desert. Samantha is Clive’s 1929 Austin Seven which he had rebuilt. It had a 750cc engine and did 40mph. He set off from Dover in 1965 and ended up doing one of the longest journeys ever undertaken in such an old car, extending to a total of 48,000 miles. I’m sure this record has been...

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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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