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November 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to the November 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 always, we hope this newsletter finds you and your families fit and well. Autumn has now fully arrived, and the Wye Valley is looking resplendent in its full autumn colours. It's a perfect time to visit! Speaking of which, avid readers will remember all the building work we had done after the 2020 flood. Unfortunately, the wooden floor in a section of the shop downstairs has decided to fail (seemingly a delayed response to getting soaked in the flood!) which means we need close to the public for three months between January and March next year. Business will of course continue online. We hope we have given you enough notice to visit the shop before we close for this work!

Just a reminder regarding the ongoing strike action by Royal Mail postal workers here in the UK. Due to this, we are unable to provide last posting dates for Christmas. If you are buying for Christmas all we can suggest is that you get your order in as soon as possible. There will be no guarantees for Christmas deliveries this year (for international or domestic orders). Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Enjoy the newsletter!

A Wonderful Weekend contributed by Rosemary

I live near Monmouth and am lucky enough to be able to walk from my house into some woods where I can listen to bird song and watch the changing light, depending on the time of year, day, and weather.

To my joy I recently visited an erstwhile intensively farmed, 3,500-acre farm in Horsham, West Sussex called Knepp Castle Estate. Talk about being good for human health, let alone the blueprint for the fundamental health of our planet...


A Sample of New Stock

A Storybook From Tomi Ungerer written by Ungerer, TomiThe South African Fly-Fishing Handbook written by Riphagen, DeanFlies of The British Isles written by Colyer, Charles N. & Hammond, Cyril O.The Balloon People written by Stone, Ann
A Storybook From Tomi UngererThe South African Fly-Fishing HandbookFlies of The British IslesThe Balloon People
Price: £24.00Price: £15.00Price: £50.00Price: £65.00
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Orlando (the Marmalade Cat) The Frisky Housewife written by Hale, KathleenSwords From The North written by Treece, HenryThe Traditional Bowyer's Bible Volume One written by Alley, Steve & Baker, Tim & et al, Rooted In History: Celebrating Carmarthenshire's Parks & Gardens written by David, Penny
Orlando (the Marmalade Cat) The Frisky HousewifeSwords From The NorthThe Traditional BowyerRooted In History: Celebrating Carmarthenshire
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Zozo (or Curious George) contributed by Maria

Zozo (or Curious George) by H.A. & Margret Rey

Curious George has become one of the most loved and recognizable characters from children’s literature. His stories are so popular that they have never been out of print since their first published date in the early 1940s.

Despite being a monkey, George is never pictured with a tail – something I hadn’t really registered until I was researching for this article. George is described as a ‘good little monkey, and always very curious’. I wonder how many people know that the first British edition of Curious George was actually entitled “Zozo” so as not to associate King George VI with a monkey!


A Selection from The Special Book Room

Peter Pan's Postbag
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The Sutton Hoo Ship-Burial Volume 2: Arms, Armour and Regalia written by Bruce-Mitford, R.L.S.Cary's New Itinerary written by Cary, John & Hasker, ThomasEnglish Fairy Tales written by Jacobs, Joseph
Peter PanThe Sutton Hoo Ship-Burial Volume 2: Arms, Armour and RegaliaCaryEnglish Fairy Tales
1st 1909 Letters to Pauline Chase when she was playing the part of Peter Pan. Brown pictorial cloth with white titles. Fold-out map of Never Never Land to rear of book. Colour frontis. SIGNED by Pauline Chase to lower margin of frontis. Frontis has been removed from original position and taped in between title page and introduction page...
Price: £250.00
1st 1978 The Sutton Hoo ship-burial, excavated near Woodbridge, Suffolk in 1939, is the most important single archaeological discovery every made in the British Isles. This is the second volume only in a series of four which present the definitive account of the discovery. A large, heavy volume. Blue dustwrapper is edge-worn, torn and scuffed but with no loss...
Price: £480.00
6th 1815 Sixth edition with improvements. Cary's New Itinerary or An Accurate Delineation of the Great Roads, Both Direct and Cross Throughout England and Wales. Brown leather spine and corners, red title label with gilt title. Raised bands to spine. Folding map of the UK to frontis plus 6 folding maps...
Price: £140.00
1890 2nd issue of the first edition. Bue cloth boards, blue titles. Door design to front, key design to rear board. 9 full page b/w plates. B/w illustrations to chapter headers. 43 fairy tales, the first is Tom Tit Tot, the last is The Three Heads of the Well. xiv & 253 pages including notes to rear. Second impression of the first edition. All plates present...
Price: £120.00

This Month's Special Offer

Special Offer

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

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

Browse current stock of Literature books in this offer.

Recent additions include:

...and many more!

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Autumn View of Tintern Abbey

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