Welcome to the May 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. After some recent rain, the good weather seems to have returned leaving the Wye Valley looking green and lush! Our recent run of building work seems to have finally finished - just some varnishing of bookcases and some roof insulation left to complete. (Please note that we are still closed to the public for the time being.)
This month's article takes on you a trip through the newly opened Wye Valley Greenway. Maybe the article will tempt you to visit the Wye Valley as you shake off the lockdown cobwebs! Joanne has written this month's featured book article about the official sequel to Peter Pan. It's a fascinating article about both the book and how it came into existence.
We hope you enjoy the newsletter. As always, we welcome any feedback - suggestions for the website, how we can improve our service, or just shameless praise! Contact details are at the bottom of this newsletter.
Being a keen cyclist – and having recently moved to Chepstow – I was excited to hear about the new Wye Valley Greenway. It opened on the 1st April 2021 and having walked it a couple of times I thought I’d share a little information about it!
The cycle way follows the southern route of the Wye Valley Railway from Chepstow, starting at Sedbury, through to Tintern. Adam wrote a fascinating article on the Wye Valley Railway back in 2014. The Wye Valley Railway opened to passengers and goods trains on the 1st of November 1876, connecting Chepstow and Monmouth (along with a branch line to the Tintern Wireworks). The line consisted of two tunnels, Tidenham and Tintern, as well as four river crossings (not including the branch line).
A Sample of New Stock
Peter Pan In Scarlet by Geraldine McCaughrean
Sequel(s) – Definition: Subsequent development or the next instalment as of a speech or story; a continuation of a much-loved story and its characters,
How do you feel about sequels when it comes to books? There are many sequels (and prequels) with authors devoting their careers to sharing stories that interweave and continue the tales around certain characters and places of their creation. Perhaps many of these would be called a 'series' of books, as there can be more than 3 or 4 stories in the set. Some of us love these, but others perhaps prefer to use their own imagination for any further adventures - after all, how can you do better than the original? But what about a sequel to a story that was first written around 100 years previously?
|Jock of The Bushveld written by Fitzpatrick, Sir Percy||No Need to Lie written by Walker, Richard||Index Testaceologicus, An Illustrated Catalogue of British and Foreign Shells written by Wood, W & Hanley, Sylvanus||The Beauties of England and Wales Vol VI written by Britton, John & Brayley, Edward Wedlake|
|1st 1907 Green cloth, gilt titles and vignettes. Colour frontis. B/w plates and text illustrations. 474 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Some slight scuffing to cloth. Name and address in ink to half title-page. Endpapers browned. Page 35/6 has lower corner torn off (slight loss to margin illustrations only, not text). A few light foxspots to contents. A nice copy of the first issue of the first edition (first issue points present: dung beetle is shown to be...|
|1st 1964 A personal record of specimen fishing. Green boards, silver title to spine and vignette to front cover. 91 pages. Colour and b/w illustrations throughout. Spine slightly bumped and minimal bumping to corners. A couple of tiny, light marks to covers. Front cover ever so slightly warped. Dustwrapper is edge worn with chips and some loss to top and tail of spine. SIGNED by Peter Thomas - the closes friend (and fellow angler) of the author.|
|1st thus 1856 Containing about 2800 figures accurately coloured after nature. A New and Entirely revised edition with ancient and modern appellations, synonyms, localities, etc, etc. Three-quarter green leather binding with marbled paper boards. Raised bands to spine with gilt title and decorative tooling. 46 exquisite handcoloured plates. Top edge gilt. Leather spine & corners a little scuffed and worn. Marbled boards scuffed, rubbed at...|
|1st 1805 Brown leather spine and corners; raised bands to spine, gilt title; marbled boards. Hampshire and Herefordshire. Beauties of England and Wales Series. 28 plates. Spine is faded; a few marks. Browning to cover edges; a few foxspots. Page browning and some foxspots throughout; a few margin marks.|
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