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Welcome to the August 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 hope you enjoy it. 

This Month - Maurice Sendak - Contributed by Maria

I was very saddened to hear in May this year of the death of one of the greatest children’s authors/illustrators of our time - Maurice Sendak. It seems therefore a good time to look back on the career of this remarkable man, remembered so fondly by so many, young and old.

Born on June 10, 1928 in Brooklyn, USA, Sendak was the youngest of three children. Unfortunately he was also the frailest of the three and spent a fair bit of his childhood confined to bed. Read More...


Maurice Sendak

A Sample of New Stock

Wilfred's Annual 1928 Test Pilots The Frontiersmen Of Flight by Hallion, Richard P. Limestone Industries Of The Yorkshire Dales by Johnson, David The Soldiers Of London by Barnes, R. Money
Wilfred's Annual 1928Test Pilots The Frontiersmen Of FlightLimestone Industries Of The Yorkshire DalesThe Soldiers Of London

Price: £58.00

More Annuals

Price: £12.00

More Aviation books

Price: £15.00

More books on Industry

Price: £20.00

More books on Uniforms

Featured Book -Mineralogia Cornubiensis - A Treatise On Minerals,
Mines and Mining by William Pryce
- contributed by

Tin mining in Cornwall is believed to date from as early as 2150 BC and there is a written account from the first century BC (Diodorus Siculus). The demand for tin in this period had grown as tin together with copper produced Bronze. The Romans certainly used Cornish tin but Roman influence was very limited in West Cornwall so whether they actually mined it there or simply purchased it from local miners is open to debate.

Most tin in this period was produced from alluvial deposits and true lode mining did not commence until......Read More

Mineralogia Cornubiensis

Selection from our Special Book Room

Triffeny by Bruce, Dorita Fairlie The Peek-a-boos' Holiday by Preston, Tom Biggles In The Underworld by Johns, W.E. The Challenge by Binks, Gerald S.
TriffenyThe Peek-a-boos' HolidayBiggles In The UnderworldThe Challenge
1st. 1950.Triffeny joins the family pottery firm and rather unexpectedly becomes an asset to the business in more ways than one.
Puiblished by Henry Frowde, Hodder & Stoughton in approx..1912 with delightful 'chubby' children illustrations!
1st. 1968. Biggles is on the trail of notorious criminal Nicholas Lazor.
The complete international Budgerigar breeders handbook dealing with every aspect of the challenge faced by those with an ultimate ambition to win Best-in-Show at major championships around the world. SIGNED COPY.

Recent additions:
Books that have been catalogued this month are in our Illustrated, Climbing and Billy Bunter categories. We have also added more to our Ladybird Books; Cornwall; Biggles categories with more besides...

Selected posts from our Blog:-

Followers Of Rupert - 29th Annual Meeting

Book of the Week: My Picture Book of Birds

The Water Babies - A new slideshow

Motocourse collection added

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

This month's photos is of Goodrich Castle located on the River Wye between Rose's and Stella Books.
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