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January 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to the January 2021 newsletter from Stella and Rose's Books. The aim of our newsletter is to keep you informed of new information, articles and books available on our website.

As always we hope this newsletter finds you and your loved ones fit and well. The light at the end of the pandemic tunnel seems to be just about visible as vaccines start to roll out across the UK. Let's hope there is a return to some sort of normality over the next few months.

For those of you avidly following our renovations you'll be pleased to know that the floor is almost finished! As we write this, the levelling compound (screed) has been laid and we hope that the actual flooring will be laid later this week. This will mean we can finally install our new bookcases! Yay! Having said that, the last few months have revealed our roof needs a bit of TLC - so that's the next project which is tentatively booked in for March.

*** New Features ***

We wanted to use this newsletter to inform you of a couple of new features on our website. The first is a simple 'wish list'. If you are logged in to the website, you will see an 'add to wish list' button next to each book in your search results. Clicking that button will add the book to your wish list so you can easily find it again later. You can access your wish list at any time by clicking on the small heart icon at the top of your screen - or clicking on 'my account' and then 'my wish list'.

The second (related) feature is the ability to register a 'want'. If an item in your wish list has sold, you will see the option to 'create a want'. You can specify a few basic details about what you are looking for and then save the want. We'll then enter the want on our internal systems and do our best to let you know immediately if a suitable book comes into stock. Coupled with this, we've now added the ability for you to search our sold stock. If you browse our stock, look for the 'search sold stock' check box at the bottom of the right-hand filter options. As the name implies, this allows you to see items we've previously had in stock. If you find a sold book that you want, you'll see the option to 'create a want'. Any wants that you create can be viewed and managed from your 'wish list' page (wants appear at the bottom of the page).

We hope these new features prove useful. As always, we would welcome any feedback or suggestions as you make use of them. Anyhow, we hope you enjoy the newsletter. Theresa has contributed an article about some of the interesting things that have happened in January over the years; and Rosemary has supplied our book-of-the-month article: a fascinating book about life on the island of Lundy! Enjoy!

January contributed by Theresa

After the celebrations of the festive season January is normally seen as a dark and cold month just to get through until payday.I think January 2021 will be different, firstly we will hopefully see the vaccination against Covid 19 rolled out around the world and what an amazing thing that will be!!

So such good news is something to celebrate, so I thought I would look to see what other good or interesting events have happened in January over the years.

On January 3rd, 1924 the British archaeologist Howard Carter and his team uncovered a stone sarcophagus, containing three coffins nested within each other. The last, golden one contained the mummified body of the teenage pharaoh Tutankhamun.


A Sample of New Stock

The Tiger Moth Story written by Bramson, AlanWales Churches, Houses, Castles written by Jenkins, SimonThe Arthur Rackham Fairy Book
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Yeadon's Register Of Lner Locomotives Volume One written by Yeadon, W.B.
The Tiger Moth StoryWales Churches, Houses, CastlesThe Arthur Rackham Fairy BookYeadon
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Strangers To The Marsh written by Edwards, MonicaMorgan Sweeps The Board: The Three-wheeler Story written by Alderson, J.D. & Rushton, D.M.The Motoring Age: The Automobile And Britain 1896-1939 written by Thorold, PeterThe Way We Were In Newport written by Underwood, Terry
Strangers To The MarshMorgan Sweeps The Board: The Three-wheeler StoryThe Motoring Age: The Automobile And Britain 1896-1939The Way We Were In Newport
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My Life on Lundy By Felix W. Gade contributed by Rosemary

My Life on Lundy By Felix W. Gade(Limited & New edition 1997 500 copies)

I love coming across books that deepen my interest in places I have already visited, I just want to return with all this fresh information buzzing in my head and to use the fold out map to enable better visualisation.

This is just such a book. It covers in detail the long and eventful period of Felix Gade's life when he lived and worked on the isle of Lundy between 1926 and 1973, excepting 1945-1949.


A Selection from The Special Book Room

Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales written by Andersen, Hans ChristianThe Enthusiast's Guide To Vintage Specials written by Bateman, JohnThe Big Book Of Harley-davidson written by Bolfert, Thomas C.The Gettysburg Companion The Complete Guide To America's Most Famous Battle written by Adkin, Mark
Hans AndersenThe EnthusiastThe Big Book Of Harley-davidsonThe Gettysburg Companion The Complete Guide To America
1932 Green pictorial cloth with elaborate decorations in gilt, blue and red. 17 beautiful tipped-in colour plates plus b/w chapter headers. 349 pages. Edges untrimmed. Spine and corners bumped, small rubbed patch to top of spine. Some faint damp(?) staining to rear cover...
Price: £150.00
1st 1994 Detailed description of over 80 outstanding specials from the great inter-war period of track and sprint racing. Inspired by and complementary to John Bolster's classic Specials. Large format. Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine. 192 pages. B/w photos...
Price: £240.00
1st USA 1989 Large format. Leather-style binding. Brown covers with gilt titles and motif. Limited edition to 1500 copies. Colour and b/w photos. This is Copy No. 1016. Small surface paper damage patch to title page. Browning to page margins and outer page edges.
Price: £100.00
1st 2008 A comprehensive guide to the armies, their weapons, equipment and tactics, the plans and problems of the rival commanders, not only during the three-day battle but before and afterwards, and a detailed study of the ground over which the battle was fought...
Price: £120.00

This Month's Special Offer

Special Offer

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

Type in voucher code NHISTXX at the checkout to apply your discount before payment. Valid to 7th February 2021

Browse current stock of Natural History books in this offer

Recent additions include:

...and many more!

Photo (click for larger version):
Tintern Old Tramway Bridge
(Part of the soon to be opened Wye Valley Greenway Chepstow to Tintern cycle path - passing through the Tidenham Tunnel)

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Tintern Old Tramway Bridge

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