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October 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to the October 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 families fit and well. Autumn has started to creep into the Wye Valley; the trees are showing the first signs of starting their colourful transition and the mornings have started to chill. At the shop, whilst still closed to the public, we've been busy with orders and purchases. Folio Society books remain one of our biggest lockdown sellers and we are pleased to have agreed the purchase of yet another large collection of around 700 books. Watch our virtual shelves over the next few months as these are processed.

We've had a couple of staff changes here. Nicky has sadly left us to enjoy a well-earned retirement. And a very warm welcome to Michelle who has joined us. Michelle will be working Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Maria has written our article of the month looking back on her experience of buying and selling a house during lockdown. We think the trauma of the experience has just about eased to the point where she is able to write about it. Or maybe the article itself is therapy - we'll let you decide! And Chris has written our featured book article on a simply stunning Folio Society limited edition of The Wind in the Willows. Maybe it will tempt one of you to snap up this gorgeous book! We hope you enjoy the newsletter!

My Experience of Moving House contributed by Maria

It began in March 2018. Since the death of my stepfather in March 2017 my husband and I had numerous conversations about selling our shop premises at Rose’s Books in Hay-on-Wye along with our flat above, not only to simplify our life but also to be close to family in Chepstow. We were warned not to act too quickly after the death of a loved one so waited a full year before making a final decision. After consulting with my business partners in March 2018, it was decided that we would go ahead and put the property on the market.


A Sample of New Stock

The British Army In WWII written by Davis, Brian L.Who's Who In Wales written by Mee, ArthurYamaha XJR1200 & 1300: Service and Repair Manual written by Coombs, MatthewThe Severn Tunnel Its Construction and Difficulties 1872-1887 written by Walker, Thomas A.
The British Army In WWIIWhoYamaha XJR1200 & 1300: Service and Repair ManualThe Severn Tunnel Its Construction and Difficulties 1872-1887
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The Floodmakers written by Lyon, ElinorThe Mole (NMN 22) written by Mellanby, KennethPeter Pan or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up written by Barrie, J.M. & Birkin, AndrewAbout Chepstow written by Waters, Ivor & Jolliffe, C. Gordon
The FloodmakersThe Mole (NMN 22)Peter Pan or The Boy Who Would Not Grow UpAbout Chepstow
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The Wind In The Willows By Kenneth Grahame Illustrated by Charles van Sandwyk contributed by Chris

The Wind In The Willows By Kenneth Grahame Illustrated by Charles van Sandwyk published by the Folio Society

Several articles about The Wind in The Willows have been written by our staff over the years but this book demands yet another! It is the Centenary Edition published by the Folio Society in 2008 to mark the 100th anniversary of the publication of this classic tale. Limited to 1000 copies this is truly a collector’s item.


A Selection from The Special Book Room

Ladybirds (NN 81) written by Majerus, Michael E.N.Biggles Goes Alone written by Johns, W.E.The Nursery Alice written by Carroll, LewisAutocourse 1971-72 written by Phipps, David
Ladybirds (NN 81)Biggles Goes AloneThe Nursery AliceAutocourse 1971-72
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 1962 Red boards, black title to spine. Colour frontis and b/w illustrations. 156 pages. Spine bumped and slightly cocked. Foxing and fingering to text block. Grubby marks to endpapers. Contents generally clean. Dustwrapper is slightly edge rubbed...
Price: £110.00
1890 Text adapted for nursery readers by Lewis Carroll. Grey cloth spine, pictorial front board. Containing 20 enlarged and coloured versions of Tenniel illustrations, with a cover painted by E. Gertrude Thompson and produced by Edmund Evans...
Price: £240.00
1971 International Motor Racing and Rallying. A detailed record of the 1971 season. Large format. Colour and b/w photos. Foreword by Jackie Stewart. Some knocks along cover edges. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper has large...
Price: £220.00

This Month's Special Offer

Special Offer

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

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

Browse current stock of Mystery Story books in this offer

Recent additions include:

...and many more!

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Double rainbow under the Severn Bridge
(Thanks to Jo Hill)

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Double rainbow under the Severn Bridge

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The Stella & Rose's Books Team

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