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Welcome to the April newsletter from Stella and Rose's Books. The aim of our newsletter is to keep you informed on a monthly basis of new information, articles and books available on our website. We hope you enjoy it.

Up, Up and Away

This Month - Up, Up and Away - Alberto Santos-Dumont, pioneer of airship design- contributed by Tim

At the end of the nineteenth century a small, dapper young man took to the skies above Paris in a hired gas balloon. He ensured that he was adequately provisioned for his first ascent - with a lunch of roast beef, chicken, ice-cream, cakes, champagne, coffee and chartreuse! The flight made a huge impression on him and that night he enthralled sophisticated Parisians with descriptions of his adventure - “no dining room is so marvellous in its decoration”. The man's name was Alberto Santos-Dumont and his development of .....Read More.

Featured Book - Rich Mixture - A Motorcycle Miscellany by Phil Irving - contributed by Jane

Philip Edward Irving OBE, C.Eng., M.I.Mech.E., M.S.A.E., born in 1903, was an Australian engineer and author, most famous for the Repco-Brabham Formula One and Vincent motorcycle engines. He also authored the books 'Tuning For Speed' and 'Motorcycle Technicalities' as well as writing a column in Motor Cycling magazine under the pseudonym 'Slide Rule'.

The aptly titled 'Rich Mixture', first published in 1976, comprises a collection of articles written by Irving ....Read the full article.

Rich Mixture by Phil Irving

A Sample of New Stock

The Natural History of Weasels and Stoats by Carolyn King The Dolls' House Shopkeeper by Lionel Barnard and Ann Barnard
Degas by Himself by Richard Kendall Happy Days With Topsy and Tim by Jean Adamson and Gareth Adamson
The Natural History of Weasels and Stoats by Carolyn King
The Doll's House Shopkeeper by Lionel and Ann Barnard
Degas by Himself by Richard Kendall
Happy Days With Topsy and Tim by Jean and Gareth Adamson
Price: £ 22

Other books about Mammals

Price: £ 22

More Dolls Houses books

Price: £14

Other Art Books

Price: £24

More Topsy and Tim titles

Selection from our Special Book Room

The Very Fine Clock by Muriel Spark, Illustrated by Edward Gorey Autocourse 1973-74 by Mike Kettlewell The Diary of Samuel Pepys (11 Volumes) by Robert Latham, William Matthews and Samuel Pepys William the Outlaw by Richmal Crompton


The Very Fine Clock by Muriel Spark

Autocourse 1973-74 by Mike Kettlewell
The Diary of Samuel Pepys (11 volumes) by Samuel Pepys et al.
William The Outlaw by Richmal Crompton

Alfred A. Knopf. 1st ed. 1968. Once there was a very fine clock named Ticky, who lived with professor Horace John Morris and who kept perfect time! SIGNED by illustrator above typed name to title page.
Price: £150

Haymarket Publishing Limited. 1st ed. 1973. A detailed record of the 1973 season. Grand Prix, F5000, Sports Cars, USA and Rallies. Large format.
Price: £250

Published by G. Bell & Sons Ltd. 1971 - reprint volumes. Green cloth boards, red title block to spine with gilt titles and vignette to front cover.
Price: £150

George Newnes Limited. 1st ed. 1927. Part of the popular 'William' series. Red cloth with black titles to spine and front cover. B/w illustrations throughout. A nice copy of this scarce item.
Price: £780

Recent additions:
Beautiful collections of New Naturalists; Ornithology; Girls Annuals; Edward Gorey; Miss Read; Chalet School and many more.

Selected posts from our Blog:-

Tim's Teaser - Our NEW weekly quiz

Book of the Week: Stormforce - NEW regular feature

Have you ever seen an Abyssinian wire-haired tripe hound?

Percy Westerman & Pennington Cross

In Print: Paper versus Online

To view the latest from the blog, please click here. I look forward to reading your comments.

Woodland Flowers

This Month's photo is of the spectacular woodland flowers around Tintern with wood anemone now being replaced by wild garlic and bluebells

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