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Welcome to the March 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 - Hans Christian Andersen - contributed by Joanne

Hans Christian Andersen was born in April 1805, to poverty stricken parents. His father was a shoemaker and his mother a washerwoman who worked in the big houses of the more wealthy. The Andersen family, however, lived in a small room in the town of Odense in Denmark, often with not enough food to go around.

Andersen spent his early life learning Danish folklore, passed on by word of mouth from women in the spinning room of the asylum, where his grandmother worked. Read More.

Hans Christian Andersen
Snailsleap Lane

Featured Book - Snailsleap Lane - contributed by Lorna

Snailsleap Lane was written and illustrated by Beshlie in 1977. At the time she and her husband Dominic Reeve, also an author, were living the itinerant life. Beshlie draws on her experiences to describe and depict the life of itinerant traders but she portrays them as various animals and amphibians rather than human beings.

Each chapter is headed by a beautiful colour illustration of the character featured and... Read the full article.

A Sample of New Stock

The Tramways of East London by Rodinglea Green Tears for Hecuba by Patrick J. Twohig
Switzerland and its People by Clarence Rook Bunter's Last Fling by Frank Richards
The Tramways of East London
Green Tears for Hecuba
Switzerland and its People
Bunters Last Fling
Price: £ 14

Other books about Trams

Price: £ 25

More Ireland books.

Price: £ 25

Other Foreign Topography books

Price: £ 55

More Billy Bunter

Selection from our Special Book Room

Mickey Mouse Annual 1931 The Scarborough Album of History and Poetry Medals of the British Navy and How They Where Won by W.H. Long First Term at Malory Towers by Enid Blyton
Mickey Mouse Annual 1931
The Scarborough Album of History and Poetry
First Term at Malory Towers

The second Mickey Mouse annual. 4 Colour plates and packed full of b/w illustrations.

£ 280

Published by John Cole. 1825. Small format Pages: vi, 142 + ii. Original printed paper boards, new cloth spine with paper label. All edges gilt. 6 engraved plates, engraved title, plus woodcut vignettes. £125

1st ed . 1895 With a List of Those Officers Who For Their Gallant Conduct Were Granted Honorary Swords and Plate by the Committee of the Patriotic Fund. 21 colour plates plus b/w woodcuts. £125

1st ed . 1946. A delightful wrap around style wrapper. Would be a gem on many collectors' shelves, with just a few minor faults. £ 250

News in Brief

Books catalogued this month include collections of Richmal Crompton - Just William, W.E. Johns - Biggles, Pamela Brown, Lorna Hill, Observer's, Railways and many more.

This month's image is of Chris & Cliff's dog Sammy having a conversation with a local horse. If only I could hear that conversation!

Thousands of Wales' oldest and rarest books have been saved after a council threatened to sell them. About 175 books from the collection were printed before 1500 and it also includes 500 Bibles and a rare set of early Shakespeare volumes.  Full story on the BBC News Website.

To see other news in brief, please click here.

Sammy and Friend
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