Welcome to the June 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 - Ivor Waters - contributed by Sonia
Ivor Waters - for us, working here at Stella books, a familiar name among the thousands of books lining the shelves. Born in Chepstow in 1907, Harry Ivor Waters lived at 41 Hardwick Avenue. His family have roots in Chepstow going back to the late 1600s, at least. Perhaps it was only natural that he had a deep interest in all things pertaining to the history of Chepstow and produced many booklets and books about the area.
In the late 1920s Ivor won a poetry prize run by Britannia Magazine and used the prize money to finance foreign holidays. He studied Spanish and French at degree level, becoming so successful in Spanish that the Spanish Government presented him.......Read More
I suppose that I should begin with a confession. Although familiar with the title and a few half-remembered quotations, until recently my exposure to this great poem had been largely through the Iron Maiden song in which extracts of the text are recited. Though the work of Bruce Dickinson is remarkable in many ways, I felt that it was time to settle down and read the original text in full.
Now, I don't have to tell you that Coleridge was a clever chap and knew a thing or two when it came to penning decent poetry .....Read the full article
A Sample of New Stock
News in Brief
Recently catalogued titles include many SIGNED childrens books, Genealogy books, Railway titles, New Naturalist Series; Maths books along with many more!
Hay on Wye Festival 27th & 28th of June
The annual Hay-on-Wye food festival is due to take place on the of 27th June with over 50 companies expected to delight you with foods of all kinds! Then on the 28th it is arts & crafts. Entry is free
See Peter Pan at his home in Kensington Gardens!
For the first time in 100 years, Peter Pan is going home to Kensington Gardens. Guests can enjoy a performance that they will never forget, in the specially constructed state-of-the-art Theatre Pavillion in Kensington gardens itself. The performance will include a breathtaking 360-degree projected scenic design, to take spectators on the journey from London to Neverland.
To see other news in brief, please click here.
|This month's photograph is of some baa baa black sheep relaxing in the dappled shade beside the River Wye.
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