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Welcome to the January 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.

Featured Book - A Narrative of the Building and a Description of Construction of the Edystone Lighthouse with Stone - contributed by Cliff

The treacherous Eddystone Rocks are situated 14 km off Rame Head in the South West of England and have always presented a terrifying hazard to shipping entering and leaving the major harbour of Plymouth in Devon. There have been four lighthouses built on the Eddystone, the first in 1698 and the current one in 1882; but it is John Smeaton's design and the innovative construction techniques that he used to build the third lighthouse that form the basis for all modern “rock” lighthouses. Read more.

Edystone Lighthouse

A Sample of New Stock

Battleship Bismarck A Survivor's Story by Burkard Baron Von Mullenheim-Rechberg Fire and Crash Vehicles from 1950 by Bart H. Vanderveen
To be a Farmer's Boy by Vernon Stokes and Cynthia Harnett Hillman Imp Cut Out Scale Model
Battleship Bismarck
Fire and Crash Vehicles from 1950 by Bart H. Vanderveen
To Be a Farmer's Boy
Hillman Imp Cut out Scale Model

Price: £10

Other Military books

Price: £7

More Transport books

Price: £20

More Childrens books about Dogs

Price: £40

Other Model books

This Month - Sammy's Diary - Contributed by Sammy Vallhund

‘A Day In The Life'… no,
‘A Year In the Day'… no, not quite right,
‘A Life In the Year'… oh dear ...

Mummy says Stop Woofling and Get On With It! So here goes – ‘The Amazing, Breathtaking, Colourful…' no stoppit – ‘Some Adventures From The Diary of a Swedish Vallhund' (That's me – Sammy! And this is all about when I was a baby and first came to live with my new Mummy and Daddy…)

Read the full article.


Selection from our Special Book Room

Rupert Annual 1936 The Wind in the Wood by BB Shadow the Sheep-Dog by Enid Blyton

The Welsh Fairy Book illustrated by Willy Pogany

Rupert Annual 1936

The Wind in the Wood
Shadow the Sheepdog
The Welsh Fairy Book
The very first Rupert annual and the first Rupert book to be illustrated by Alfred Bestall. A lovely copy, rare in original wrapper.
Price: £2800
1st ed. 1952. A collection of fairy-stories illustrated by 11 glorious colour plates.
Price: £180
1st ed. 1942 A lovely story about a sheep-dog who grows up to be a little boy's best friend.
Price: £210
1st ed. 1907. Colour frontis and full-page b/w illustrations throughout.
Price: £160

Recent additions:
We've had collections of books on Transport, Girl's School Stories, Doidge's Annuals, Childrens Dog books, and the Observer's Series. Plus some early Moveable books including original Nister publications.

Selected posts from our Blog:-

Upgrade of bookmatching service

Ronald Searle 1920 - 2011

Tim's Teaser - 9th January

Book of the Week: All Stations West

Onyx - hearing dog

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


Tintern Abbey Frost

This month's photo is Tintern Abbey in the Frost
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