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September 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to the September 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.

Everything is ticking along well at the shop. We've finally finished all the current renovation projects; so we're taking a break from dust and mess for a short time.

We thought we'd make a change to our newsletter photo this month (at the bottom of the newsletter). With the shop being right on the river we get quite a lot of wildlife wandering and paddling past. So over the last few months we've been trying to photograph them - with varying degrees of success. Anyhow, we thought we'd use some of the better images in the newsletter from time to time. This month we've included a photo we took back at the end of May of a doe and her newly born fawn. The photo was taken from the office window looking across the river. Enjoy!

It was sad last month to hear of the death of Jill Murphy at the age of 72. She was a much-loved children's author - probably best known for writing 'The Worst Witch' series. Her books remain very popular, and no doubt encouraged many young ones to read more.

If you've ever wondered what it's like to work in a book shop then this month's article is for you! And continuing our wildlife theme, Nicky has contributed our featured book article: a glimpse at Cassell’s Wild Flowers of Britain and Northern Europe Illustrated by Marjorie Blamey. We hope you enjoy the newsletter!

A Day in the Life of a Stella & Rose’s Books Partner contributed by Sonia

What, you may wonder, do you do all day??? Quite a lot as it happens!

Firstly, most importantly, I walk my dog on the way to work. Onyx is my Hearing Dog, as mentioned in previous articles, and requires her daily constitutional come rain or shine. Sometimes I arrive at the office in a bedraggled state and Onyx in an even worse state if the weather has not been kind! Fortunately, I am out of the public eye (most of the time!) tucked away in the office upstairs.

On arriving at the office at the unearthly (to me) hour of 8.30am, I generally have half an hour before the rest of the troops arrive at 9am. This time is used very wisely to make my first cup of coffee of the day...


A Sample of New Stock

Cwmbran and Other Routes As The Crow Flies written by Barber, Chris & Marshall, Ken & et al, Illustrators Issue Twenty-Four French Movie Posters
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Freik The Private Life of The Freikaiserwagen written by Dunstervill, Rob & Dunsterville, HughThe Mouse Telegrams written by Uttley, Alison
Cwmbran and Other Routes As The Crow FliesIllustrators Issue Twenty-Four French Movie PostersFreik The Private Life of The FreikaiserwagenThe Mouse Telegrams
Price: £12.00Price: £18.00Price: £38.00Price: £54.00
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The Boy In The Dress written by Walliams, DavidThe Big Pancake written by Southgate, VeraMotocourse 1984-85
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In Search of Wild Trout written by Fitton, Nicholas
The Boy In The DressThe Big PancakeMotocourse 1984-85In Search of Wild Trout
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Cassell’s Wild Flowers of Britain and Northern Europe contributed by Nicky

Cassell’s Wild Flowers of Britain and Northern Europe Illustrated by Marjorie Blamey

“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:There sleepsTitania sometime of the night,Lull’d in these flowers with dances and delight;And there the snake throws her enamell’d skin,Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in:…

This passage from Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream evokes the magic that we feel when we see wild flowers growing and thriving in our countryside. The names of the flowers are part of our shared memories. Many of the flowers mentioned above are in this month’s featured book – Woodbine (type of honeysuckle), Eglantine (briar rose), Violet and Wild Thyme.


A Selection from The Special Book Room

The Making of The Modern World (4 Volumes) written by Hobsbawm, Eric J.The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes (3 Volumes) written by Doyle, Arthur Conan & Klinger, Leslie S. & Le Carre, JohnMumps, Measles and Mosaics (NMN 10) written by Smith, Kenneth M. & Markham, RoyA Problem For The Chalet School written by Brent-Dyer, Elinor M.
The Making of The Modern World (4 Volumes)The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes (3 Volumes)Mumps, Measles and Mosaics (NMN 10)A Problem For The Chalet School
1st thus 2005 Four volume set. Titles are: The Age of Revolution 1789-1848; The Age of Capital 1848-1875; The Age of Empire 1875-1914; The Age of Extremes 1914-1991. Blue cloth boards, silver title to spines, blocked design to front. Colour & b/w...
Price: £160.00
Circa 2005 150th Anniversary Edition. Edited with a foreword and notes by Leslie S. Klinger, Introduction by John Le Carre. Volumes I and II: The Short Stories - 56 classic short stories; Volume III: The Novels. Notes in red font. B/w illustrations...
Price: £100.00
1st 1954 New Naturalist Monograph No. 10. Green cloth. A study of animal and plant viruses. Colour frontis. B/w photos. Spine is a little faded with knock to top of spine. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and some page margins...
Price: £200.00
1st 1956 Blue boards, dark blue title and strips to spine. B/w frontis plate. 224 pages. Knocks to corners and cover edges. Page browning. Light foxing to endpapers. Wrapper is creased with some chips and nicks; a few marks to wrapper.
Price: £180.00

This Month's Special Offer

Special Offer

20% discount on Edward Ardizzone books in our Special Book Room.

Type in voucher code ARDIEX at the checkout to apply your discount before payment. Valid to 16th October 2021

Browse current stock of Edward Ardizzone books in this offer

Recent additions include:

...and many more!

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Doe and fawn opposite the shop

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Doe and fawn opposite the shop

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The Stella & Rose's Books Team

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