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Welcome to the July 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 - Easy Rider - The Fascinating History of Harley Davidson Motorcycles - Contributed by Jane

"Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul." – Author unknown

It's a warm summer day, the air is filled with the smell of tarmac and freshly cut grass: a low rumble in the distance grows louder as a vehicle approaches. There is no mistaking that distinctive exhaust note - it's a Harley Davidson. Everyone is going to turn to look at it because, whether they are in awe of this great machine, or simply view it as a menace disturbing the peace, there is certainly no denying its presence!

In 1901, a 21 year old William S. Harley drew up plans for a small engine with a displacement of 7.07 cubic inches (116 cc).......Read the full story.

Easy Rider

A Sample of New Stock

Chaos by James Gleick The Trafalgar Companion by Alexander Stilwell
The Bee Eaters by C.H. Fry Trust Jennings! by Anthony Buckeridge
Chaos by James Gleick
The Trafalgar Companion by Alexander Stilwell
The Bee-Eaters by C.H. Fry
Trust Jennings! by Anthony Buckeridge
Price: £10

More Science and Technology books

Price: £12

Other Napoleon titles

Price: £18

More Ornithology books

Price: £45

Other Boys School Stories books

Featured Book - Movable Books - An Illustrated History - contributed by Chris

Ingenious, quirky, beautiful – some of the adjectives to describe the numerous pop-up and movable books available to our children (and adults too) today. It's difficult for us to imagine a time without them but four hundred years ago there were virtually no books for children at all, never mind the novelty books that are so familiar to us now.

Peter Haining's wonderful and informative book begins with a brief history of children's books leading up to the mid-18th century when Robert Sayer, a inventive bookseller, produced The Harlequinade. This was the first printed item for young children which could be described as a movable book, having turn-up pages .....Read More

Moveable Books An Illustrated History by Peter Haining

Selection from our Special Book Room

A Tour In Scotland 1769. A Tour In Scotland & Voyage To The Hebrides 1772 Parts I & II (3 Vols)
By Thomas Pennant
The Dangerous Journey by Tove Jansson Ben the Bullfinch by BB Rupert Annual 1960 by Alfred Bestall

A Tour In Scotland (3 volumes)

The Dangerous Journey by Tove Jansson
Ben the Bullfinch by BB
Rupert Annual 1960 by Alfred Bestall
Benjamin White. 1776. Raised bands to leather spines; leather corners. Marbled boards. Gilt titles to spines. Volume covering 1769 tour is 4th edition. Part I covering 1772 tour is 2nd edition. Part II covering 1772 is 1st edition.
Price: £650
1st. 1978. Ernest Benn Limited. English version of "Den Farliga Resan". Colour pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. Translated by Kingsley Hart.
Price: £120
Hamish Hamilton. 1st. 1957. Ben and Biddy, the two bullfinches, were found in the middle of the road, too young to move. Sheila and Peter took them home to feed and look after them...
Price: £400
Published by Daily Express. 1960. Glazed boards. front cover shows Rupert with lantern, pulling a large sledge of holly. Magic Paintings NOT done.
Price: £115

Recent additions:
Included in the books that we have catalogued this month are: UK Topography, especially Cornwall and Monmouthshire. We have also catalogued more Ladybird Books; Observers Books; Asterix titles; Rupert Little Bear Library and Rupert Annuals; Mary Mouse; William books; Military books; BB books and many more besides...

Selected posts from our Blog:-

Website gets a facelift!

Alice in Wonderland Anniversary

Summer Reading List 1912

Falling in Love with Ladybird books!

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


Tintern Abbey Through the Mist
This month's photo is of high tide looking across the river through the mist to Tintern Abbey.
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