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August 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to the August 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.

We've been enjoying (or enduring!) some beautiful hot weather for over the last month with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees celsius! Perfect BBQ weather - but it has left the Wye Valley looking a little crispy!

In the village, work has finally started on the Wireworks Bridge. This is the only bridge across the Wye in the village and means that those walking or cycling on the Wye Valley Greenway are unable to cross over the Wye into the village. Just something to bear in mind if you are thinking of visiting over the next few months. The works should be completed in the spring.

September brings the 'Autumn' high tides, particularly on the 11th and 12th. We now have our shiny new webcam mounted on the outside of the shop. This allows us to remotely monitor tide levels - but if you want to see for yourself just how high the river can get follow this link on one of those days!

Finally, we've been informed that there will be number of postal strikes at the end of August and during September by Royal Mail. We have put a note on our home page with more information, but this will obviously result in some delays.

We hope you enjoy the newsletter!

Wildlife in My Garden contributed by Bernice

I am very lucky to live in the Wye Valley on the edge of the Forest of Dean. Our garden backs onto woodland so we have a wide variety of wildlife. Having cats, I have also seen another layer of wildlife that has been brought to the door over the years!

We have the whole spectrum of wildlife...


A Sample of New Stock

English Myths and Traditions written by Bett, HenryOld Man River written by Guttfield, Fred & Vaughan, Bruce & et al, The Grand Design written by Hawking, Stephen W. & Mlodinow, LeonardTreasures of The French Renaissance written by Cloulas, Ivan & Bimbenet-Privat, Michele
English Myths and TraditionsOld Man RiverThe Grand DesignTreasures of The French Renaissance
Price: £14.00Price: £21.00Price: £12.00Price: £20.00
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Motor Racing written by Davis, S.C.H. & Moss, Stirling & et al, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang The Magical Car - Adventure Number 1 written by Fleming, IanThe Decorative Thirties written by Battersby, Martin & Garner, PhilippeLucie Attwell's Jolly Book written by Attwell, Mabel Lucie & et al,
Motor RacingChitty Chitty Bang Bang The Magical Car - Adventure Number 1The Decorative ThirtiesLucie Attwell
Price: £20.00Price: £95.00Price: £15.00Price: £35.00
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The Observer’s Book of British Birds contributed by Rosemary

Stephana Vere Benson. It seems people are not sure if Stephana was her name as she never published it as such on the title page. The Misses Benson began the Bird-Lovers’ League firstly amongst their friends and neighbours and subsequently it grew to more than thirty thousand members worldwide over the next fourteen years.

This book was first published in 1937 and is the first of the Observer’s Series. There are at least 15 different dust wrapper variations for the book, published by Frederick Warne and Co. Ltd. Some with only minor changes. The book was revised in 1952, 1956, 1960, 1965 and 1972. The book contains one bird per page, making it an excellent reference guide.


A Selection from The Special Book Room

Rupert Annual 1967 written by Bestall, AlfredSouth Harting Hill Climb 1905 - 1924 written by Orme-Bannister, Graham J.The Blue Fairy Book written by Lang, AndrewA Carp Water (wood Pool) and How To Fish It written by BB,
Rupert Annual 1967South Harting Hill Climb 1905 - 1924The Blue Fairy BookA Carp Water (wood Pool) and How To Fish It
1967 Colour pictorial boards - Rupert on snow-covered hill pulling a dog on a sledge. 1st story Rupert and the Lost List. Magic Painting pages. No facsimile produced for this year. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed...
Price: £120.00
1st 2006 Large format. Black boards, gilt titles. The Premier Hill Climb of the Year. B/w photos. Some light spotting to covers. Small bump to base of spine. Pale foxing to outer page edges.
Price: £130.00
1st 1889 Blue cloth covers, gilt title to spine and vignettes to spine and front cover. B/w illustrations throughout. 390 pages plus 16 page booklist to rear. All edges gilt. Catalogue to rear of book is dated August 1889. Spine is bumped with wear and faded...
Price: £1640.00
1st 1958 Green boards with gilt title to spine. B/w wood engravings, frontis and chapter headers. 72 pages. Some light wear and small knocks along cover edges. A few red ink numbers to front endpaper. Page edge browning and some foxing...
Price: £240.00

This Month's Special Offer

Special Offer

20% discount on New Naturalist books in our Special Book Room.

Type in voucher code NEWNATEX at the checkout to apply your discount before payment. Valid to 7th September 2022.

Browse current stock of New Naturalist books in this offer.

Recent additions include:

...and many more!

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Wintour's Leap at Sunset (Chris Bryant)

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Wintour's Leap at Sunset

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The Stella & Rose's Books Team

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