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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 Article - Frank Richards - Contributed by William Caldwell

I have often thought that the question 'Who is the most prolific writer of children's fiction?' would make an excellent question for televised quizzes. I can imagine 'Who wants to be a millionaire?' providing three good possible answers plus the obligatory outsider to beguile the competitor, eager to grab the £1,000,000 prize: Enid Blyton, W.E.Johns, Roald Dahl would be the obvious frontrunners.

Or perhaps University Challenge could offer this starter for ten: 'Which prolific writer of children's fiction's name never appeared on any of his works?' The answer...Read more.

Frank Richards

A Sample of New Stock

The Death Rays Of Ardilla by Johns, W.E.The Shining Sands by Cross, TomRosaline Lace by Eemans-Moors, GhislaineAn Illustrated History Of Fire Engines by Mardon, Roger C.
The Death Rays Of ArdillaThe Shining SandsRosaline LaceAn Illustrated History Of Fire Engines
Price: £45.00Price: £36.00Price: £75.00Price: £12.00
More Johns Space Series books More Art books More Lace books More Fire Engines books

Theme of the Month - The Adventure Begins.... - contributed by Chris & Cliff

Read what Chris, Cliff & Sammy have been up to, as they take a well earned, extended break from work (Cliff retire? Never!). They sold their house and worldly possessions and set off on the biggest adventure of them all. Stella & Rose's Books will continue to strive for excellence under the watchful eye of Sonia & Maria, daughters in crime.

The First Month
Where to begin? Begin at the beginning and carry on until the end.

Rabbits in reception
We slept for the last time at Greenacre, our home for thirty years in Tintern, on Saturday 20th October. At that time we had not cleared the house but we needed to travel to Edinburgh to collect our new home. So the three of us - Chris, Cliff and Sammy the Vallhund .......... Read the Full Article.


The Adventure Begins...

Selection from our Special Book Room

Thomas The Tank Engine - The Centenary Library by Awdry, Rev. W.The Ashburner Schooners by Latham, TimLes Miserables by Hugo, VictorThe Holy Land And Egypt And Nubia by Croly, George
Thomas The Tank Engine - The Centenary LibraryThe Ashburner SchoonersLes MiserablesThe Holy Land And Egypt And Nubia
1st. 2011. To mark the centenary of Awdry's birth all 25 of his books are collected in this classic library. The books are slightly larger format than the original editions. Contained in a pictorial box.
1st. 1991. The story of the first shipbuilders of Barrow-in-Furness. Light blue glazed boards. B/w photos. 136 pages including index.
Folio Society. 1st thus. 2008. Limited edition of 1750 numbered copies. Translated and with an introduction by Norman Denny. B/w illustrations from designs by De Neuville, Bayard, Morin, Valnay and other eminent French artists.
1st thus. 2010. Two volumes. Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies. Very large format. Beautiful colour lithographs throughout faithfully reproduced from the originals. Copy 555 of 1000 numbered copies.

Recent additions:
Includes more Biggles; Ladybirds; Folio Society. Also Rupert Annuals; New Naturalists: Beano Annuals; UK Topography; British History and much more...

Selected posts from our Blog:-

Book of the Week: The Curious Girl's Book of Adventure

The Annual Westerman Seminar 16th February 2013

J.R.R.Tolkien - Happy Birthday! and curiouser!

The Wind in the Willows

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

Slide Show: The Lays of the Grays - view more shows on our YouTube channel.

Tintern Abbey in 1948
This month's photo is a view of Tintern Abbey taken back in 1948!
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