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April 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to the April 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 safe and well. Spring continues to steadily emerge. Despite the recent cold snap, the bluebells are starting to appear and will soon form a stunning blue carpet throughout the local woods. It's one of the best times to visit the Wye Valley - a possible outing as lockdown eases?

Our ongoing (endless??) building work is going well. The roofing work is nearly finished, and the decorators have done a super job tidying up after the electricians. We thought you might enjoy this panorama taken from the back of the shop showing the current roofing work - as well as the view over the river and Tintern Abbey (click on the image for a larger version).

View Over Stella Books Roof

A quick note on UK postage prices: For several years, we have kept our UK domestic postage rate unchanged at £3.90. Unfortunately, this is no longer sustainable due to increases both from Royal Mail and our packaging suppliers. From Monday 26th April 2021, we will be increasing our standard domestic UK prices to £4.75 (this is flat charge per order regardless of the number of books ordered). This is your opportunity to get your order in before the price increase takes effect!

Lastly, we just wanted to mention a couple of new website features. We've added a new box to the homepage called 'Did you know?'. This will display anniversary messages, such as birthdays, for various authors and illustrators. We're also working on adding mini-biographies to authors and illustrators using data pulled from Wikipedia. This is a work in progress - but take a peep at A.A. Milne for an example. We hope you find these new features interesting and informative!

Adrenaline Junkies contributed by Bernice

I enjoy motor racing and I enjoy reading about the pioneering early days of racing, written by the characters who took part in this dangerous sport. I have read a few books now about racing drivers, pilots and stunt drivers and the thing that leaps out when reading about these escapades is the sheer joy and certainty that this was what they wanted to do.

By today’s standards they did what interested them and did not worry about the consequences. These drivers however seemed to exceed their quota of catastrophic mechanical failures. Steering failures, detached wheels and cockpits flooding with fuel, rather than warning them off, provided them with a diet they absolutely thrived on...


A Sample of New Stock

Barnaby Rudge A Tale of The Riots of 'Eighty written by Dickens, CharlesA Day at School With Noddy written by Blyton, EnidColette Stories written by Gabrielle, SidonieA Carp to Begin With written by Nixon, John
Barnaby Rudge A Tale of The Riots of A Day At School With NoddyColette StoriesA Carp To Begin With
Price: £14.00Price: £35.00Price: £25.00Price: £18.00
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The Observer's Book of Common Fungi written by Wakefield, E.M.The Royal Deeside Line written by Farr, A.D.Orlando (The Marmalade Cat) Keeps A Dog written by Hale, KathleenA Treatise on The Commerce and Police of The River Thames written by Colquhoun, Patrick
The ObserverThe Royal Deeside LineOrlando (the Marmalade Cat) Keeps A DogA Treatise On The Commerce and Police of The River Thames
Price: £38.00Price: £12.00Price: £25.00Price: £40.00
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar contributed by Maria

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

First published in the US in 1969 by World Publishing Company the British edition was published the following year in 1970 by Hamish Hamilton. The book has proved enormously popular with children ever since and has recently enjoyed a huge comeback with popular merchandise being produced to sell alongside the book (toys, children’s food utensils, bedding, bookends, photo frames etc etc).


A Selection from The Special Book Room

Rupert Annual 1937 - More Adventures of Rupert written by Bestall, AlfredSelected Poems written by Brooke, RupertA Portion of The Journal Kept By Thomas Raikes, Esq. From 1831 To 1847 (2 Volumes) written by Raikes, ThomasThe Beauties of England and Wales Vol. Xi: Monmouthshire, Norfolk, Northants written by Britton, John & Evans, J.
Rupert Annual 1937 - More Adventures of RupertSelected PoemsA Portion of The Journal Kept By Thomas Raikes, Esq. From 1831 To 1847 (2 Volumes)The Beauties of England and Wales Vol. Xi: Monmouthshire, Norfolk, Northants
1937 The second Rupert annual. Colour pictorial boards showing Rupert and chums on a bridge. 1st story Rupert and the Snow Machine. Red cloth spine, black lettering. 124 pages. 7.5x10". Red and black illustrations throughout. Spine bumped...
Price: £450.00
1st thus 2015 This edition is limited to 1750 copies for sale to members of The Folio Society. Blue leather spine with gilt title, decorated paper boards. Colour plates. Contained in a blue slipcase with gilt title and colour onlay to front.
Price: £120.00
1858 Brown leather covers, raised bands to spines, gilt titles. Comprising Reminiscences of Social and Political Life in London and Paris During That Period. New edition, In Two Volumes. Raikes was best known in London as a dandy...
Price: £140.00
1st 1810 Leather spine and corners; raised bands to spine with gilt titles. Marbled boards. 38 plates. Or Delineations, Topographical, Historical, and Descriptive, of Each County. Embellished With Engravings. Bump to top of spine...
Price: £150.00

This Month's Special Offer

Special Offer

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

Type in voucher code CHROMEX at the checkout to apply your discount before payment. Valid to 12th May 2021

Browse current stock of Chromlithograph books in this offer

Recent additions include:

...and many more!

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Tidenham Tunnel Entrance - Wye Valley Greenway

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Tidenham Tunnel Entrance - Wye Valley Greenway

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The Stella & Rose's Books Team

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