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February 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to the February 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. Everything is ticking along well here. Our renovations continue and we're finally getting our new bookcases installed! (See photo - click for a larger version)

We're taking advantage of this time to get some other maintenance work done. The electricians are in this week re-wiring half of the building, and we hope to have the roofers in early in March to fix our leaky roof once and for all!

Bookcases being installed

Lots of you have taken advantage of our new 'wish list' and 'want' system. If you haven't already, try it out by clicking on the 'add to wish list' button next to any book. We've also added a database of important dates to our website. On the home page, you'll now see a new 'did you know' section mentioning famous people who were born or died on this day in history.

We've recently purchased a nice collection of books on mathematics, and another collection of books about London. Look out for those coming onto our shelves over the next couple of weeks. Folio Society books remain very popular and we have another collection arriving shortly.

Our articles this month come from Joanne and Nicky. Jo takes you on a tour of animal story books, whilst Nicky dives into the famous Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Enjoy!

Animal Stories contributed by Joanne

Question: What do all the books and book series listed below have in common?

The Fables of Aesop, Watership Down by Richard Adams, Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame, Babar (the elephant) series, by Jean De Brunhoff, The World of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, Doctor Dolittle Series by Hugh Lofting, Animal Farm by George Orwell, Little Grey Rabbit Series by Alison Uttley, The Black Stallion by Walter Farley, Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling Call of the Wild by Jack London, Brambly Hedge Series by Jill Barklem or the more recent books by Julia Donaldson

Answer: They can all be classed or categorized as animal stories or tales.


A Sample of New Stock

Rupert And The Women In His World written by Cadogan, Mary & Kisler, Jennifer MilesPetlyakov Pe-2 'peshka' written by Smith, Peter C.British Touring Car Racing In Camera written by Robson, GrahamZeppelins Over Streatham written by Brown, John W.
Rupert And The Women In His WorldPetlyakov Pe-2 British Touring Car Racing In CameraZeppelins Over Streatham
Price: £28.00Price: £45.00Price: £25.00Price: £20.00
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Enid Blyton's Marigold Story Book written by Blyton, EnidIt Was Fun! My Fifty Years Of High Performance written by Rudd, TonyNarrow Gauge At War written by Taylorson, KeithLondon At The End Of The Century written by Abeckett, Arthur William
Enid BlytonIt Was Fun! My Fifty Years Of High PerformanceNarrow Gauge At WarLondon At The End Of The Century
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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam illustrated by Edmund Dulac contributed by Nicky

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam illustrated by Edmund Dulac

The Moving Finger…….

As a child I had an illustrated copy of Arabian Nights. I was fascinated by those pictures and stories. It conjured up an exotic world that seemed magical and so far removed from my own. That is why I am drawn to this copy of “The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam”. It is beautifully illustrated by Edmund Dulac and seems once again to transport me to ancient Persia and to the minarets and medinas, to the souks and the desert oasis where people could sit under a tree and eat figs and fruit they had picked there.


A Selection from The Special Book Room

Louis Wain's Picture Book
No author listed. Illustrated by Wain, Louis
Ladybirds (NN 81) written by Majerus, Michael E.N.Handbook Of The Mammals Of The World 1. Carnivores written by Wilson, Don E. & Mittermeier, Russell A. & et al, Round The World In A Motor-car written by Scarfoglio, Antonio & Heyes, J. Parker
Louis WainLadybirds (nn 81)Handbook Of The Mammals Of The World 1. CarnivoresRound The World In A Motor-car
Brown cloth spine with dark brown title and illustration, pictorial front board. Colour plates plus b/w text illustrations (mostly Wain but others also). Spine is grubby. Covers are edge worn and also grubby, a couple of small scratch marks to front cover...
Price: £620.00
1st 1994 New Naturalist No. 81. 16 colour plates and over 150 b/w photos and drawings. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. 369 pages including index. Dustwrapper spine is sunned causing slight discolouration. Light foxing to top edge of textblock.
Price: £350.00
1st 2009 Large format. Heavy volume! Black boards, white titles. Stunning colour photography throughout. Published in association with Conservation International and IUCN. Text block slightly grubby. Pictorial dustwrapper is...
Price: £155.00
1st 1909 Dark blue/green cloth with gilt titles; picture to front cover. Translated by Heyes. With 70 illustrations. Spine is browned; some wear. A few marks and scuffs to covers. Plate to page 106 is MISSING. Foxing and browning to endpapers and...
Price: £150.00

This Month's Special Offer

Special Offer

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

Type in voucher code MILITEX at the checkout to apply your discount before payment. Valid to 10th March 2021

Browse current stock of Military books in this offer

Recent additions include:

...and many more!

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