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Welcome to the February 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.

This Month -The Magic of Numbers- contributed by Cliff

We use them everyday - to build things, buy things, gamble and grow. Yet we use numbers without thinking about how peculiar they are.

We first learnt to count by saying:
'3 apples and 2 apples makes 5 apples' and we could check this by actually taking physical apples and grouping them.

And then we advanced to:
'3 apples plus 2 apples equals 5 apples'. But can you remember at what point you made the huge leap and forgot about apples and instead said:
3+2 = 5 .....Read More.

The Magic of Numbers
Bunty and the Boo-Boos

Featured Book - Bunty and the Boo-Boos - contributed by Maria

The Boo-Boos? What kind of weird characters does the name Boo-Boos conjure up in your mind? If I didn't know what the Boo-Boos were, I guess I would say that they were some kind of nasty monsters that come out from under the bed at night time! BUT I'd be wrong!

The Boo-Boos are the creation of Mabel Lucie Attwell. They are a cheery, chubby, not at all scary, group of 'do-gooding' elves or pixies, dressed in green suits and led by a crown-wearing king.

I have always been a fan of Attwell but until recently had not actually seen one of the Boo-Boo books in the flesh as....Read the full article.

A Sample of New Stock

The Lonely Tiger by Hugh Allen Geometry and The Imagination by David Hilbert
Colin Edwards the Texas Tornado by Bertie Simmonds Wulf the Saxon by G.A. Henty
The Lonely Tiger by Hugh Allen
Geometry and the Imagination by David Hilbert
Colin Edward the Texas Tornado by Bertie Simmonds
Wulf the Saxon by G.A. Henty
Price: £40

Other books about Big Game

Price: £20

More Maths books.

Price: £12

Other books about Motor Cycle Racing

Price: £30

More War Stories

Selection from our Special Book Room

The Velveteen Rabbit, or How Toys Became Real by Margery Williams Fungi of Switzerland Volume 1 by J. Breitenbach Motocourse 50 Years of Moto Grand Prix by Dennis Noyes A Visit to Brambly Hedge by Jill Barklem
The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Became Real by Margery Williams
Fungi of Switzerland Volume 1 by J. Breitenbach
Motocourse 50 Years of Moto Grand Prix by Dennis Noyes
Motocourse 50 Years of Moto Grand Prix by Dennis Noyes

1st ed 1922. Published by Heinemann. Buff boards with black titles and brown rabbit to front cover. Colour pictorial endpapers. 7 beautiful colour plates. Contained in purpose built, velvet lined box with red title to spine.
Price: £2500

1st ed 1984. Ascomycetes, 390 species principally from the Canton of Lucerne and Central Switzerland. Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour photos.
Price: £150

1st ed. 1999. Published by Hazelton Publishing. The Official History of The FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix. Large format. Colour and b/w photos.
Price: £118

1st UK edition 2000. With the year 2000 Brambly Hedge celebrates its 20th anniversary. A Visit to Brambly Hedge is published to mark this special occasion with new artwork by Barklem and descriptions of the places that inspired her illustrations
Price: £100

News in Brief

Books catalogued this month include an Edward Ardizzone collection; Walt Disney titles; Field Sports; Scouting Annuals and many more.

Rose's Books on Priceless Antiques 18th February 2010
Rose's Books are to be featured in an upcoming episode of the popular Priceless Antiques Roadshow. The episode is due to be aired this coming Thursday evening - 18th of February at 6.30pm on BBC2 in the UK.

Dick Francis dies, aged 89
The bestselling thriller writer Dick Francis, has died at the age of 89, on 14th of February in the Cayman Islands, where he spent his later years.

This month's image is of some delicate snow drops.

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Snow drops near Tintern Abbey
Finally on a personal note this will be my last newsletter as I have decided to leave Stella Books. Adam will be taking over production of the newsletter and Theresa will be looking after the shop at Stella Books. It has been a pleasure to read all your responses to the newsletter since it started in 2006 - I shall miss you all.
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