Welcome to the June 2022 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 usual, we hope that you are safe and well. The bookshop continues to remain open to the public and our opening hours are currently 10am to 4pm, 7 days a week. It is nice to see some friendly faces coming in to browse again after being ‘on our own’ for so long. We hope that you will be able to visit soon!
The Tintern Fete is being held later this month, on Saturday 25th June. There will be lots happening in the village and entry is free for all. Perhaps this would be a perfect time to visit the village and the bookshop at the same time? The fete runs from midday till midnight and the main events are being held on the village green.
This month Jo takes a brief look at Angela Brazil, a writer of girls school stories and Steve takes a look at the Ford GTI – his childhood dream car. Enjoy!
Angela Brazil was born in Lancashire on the 30th of November 1868 to parents Clarence Brazil and Angelica McKinnel and was the youngest of their four children. The family moved around the Lancashire area for Clarence Brazil's work as a mill manager and then into the Manchester area. In later years, after her father's death, they moved to the Conwy Valley in Wales. In 1911, Brazil finally relocated and settled in Coventry, keeping house for her brother and later being joined by her sister.
It is said that Angela's mother, Angelica had a large impact and influence in her young life. In a break with the tradition of the Victorian era in which Angela and her sister Amy grew up, their mother was very involved in their upbringing and encouraged their interest in things such as music and literature.
A Sample of New Stock
The Ford GT40 was one of the iconic cars I lusted after while growing up. I remember it featuring on the BBC’s Top Gear, driven by Noel Edmonds, as well as hearing about its legendary victory at Le Mans.
My interest in the GT40 was revived when I recently watched ‘Le Mans ‘66’ (entitled ‘Ford vs Ferrari’ in some countries). The film charts the rivalry between Ford and Ferrari in endurance racing – culminating in Ford’s victory in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race.
So, when thinking about what to choose for this month’s featured book, I was delighted to stumble across Ronnie Spain’s in-depth history of the Ford GT40.
|Just So Stories written by Kipling, Rudyard||Biggles In France written by Johns, W.E.||Les Miserables written by Hugo, Victor||From Flanders To Florence: The Impact of Netherlandish Painting, 1400-1500 written by Nuttall, Paula|
|1st 1902 Red and black and white pictorial cloth with white titles. B/w illustrations. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Colour to titles and decorations on spine has worn away and spine is browned. A few marks to covers and more fading to cover edges. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges.|
|1st thus 2009 Limited to 300 Copies, this edition also has an original hand drawn illustration by Skilleter to front endpaper. The first and only hardback edition. 12 stories, plus b/w illustrations. This is Copy No. 229. Tiny knock to top of spine of book and to wrapper. Pale browning to top edge of rear panel of wrapper...|
|1st thus 2008 Limited edition of 1750 numbered copies. Translated and with an introduction by Norman Denny. Blue goatskin leather, gilt title to spine, blocked design in red and gilt to spine and sides. Top edge gilt. Red ribbon page marker. Red endpapers. B/w illustrations from designs by...|
|1st 2004 Large format. Black boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. Light page edge browning. A few marks to prelim pages. Wrapper has some light edge-creasing and small nicks to corners.|
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20% discount on W. Heath Robinson books in our Special Book Room.
Type in voucher code HEATHEX at the checkout to apply your discount before payment. Valid to 6th July 2022.
Browse current stock of W.Heath Robinson books in this offer.
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