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March 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to the March 2016 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.

Please note from Monday 14th March 2016 the shop opening hours of Stella Books are changing. If you are planning a visit please check our website for details. The phone will be answered during office hours and Rose's Books hours are unchanged.

Rodents in Childrens Books contributed by Joanne

Why rodents in children's books you may ask?

Simple answer - my husband and I are the proud owners of four beautiful dumbo-eared rats. We got our four girls ('does') back in March 2015.

After much deliberation (which pets should we get - cats? rabbits? hamster? rats?), we decided on rats. So we researched cages, food and all necessary equipment. When all this was purchased and set up, we had another choice to make: boys or girls? After much changing of our minds (we'll definitely have boys – two – called Caspian and Reepicheep – so we thought!), finally we decided...


A Sample of New Stock

The Charge Of The Mouse Brigade written by Stone, BernardEnglish Gunmakers written by Bailey, De Witt & Nie, Douglas A.Where's My Girl? written by Saville, MalcolmNepenthes Of Borneo written by Clarke, Charles
The Charge Of The Mouse BrigadeEnglish GunmakersWhereNepenthes Of Borneo
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The Lorax by Dr. Seuss contributed by Sonia

I am afraid I am biased, I LOVE Dr. Seuss' stories. What do I like about them? Mostly the nonsense rhyming as the story is told – sometimes it is very silly e.g Green Eggs and Ham ('Do you like green eggs and ham?' - anyone in their right mind would say no!). Also, the simple, colourful illustrations that accompany each story play as much a part as the text.

The Lorax is a story with a moral... The plight of our Earth and the damage we humans can do...

We start off in a desolate place... nothing grows, all is grey. The old Once-ler still lives here... let's ask him why the Lorax got lifted and taken away...

The Once-ler tells us this was once a colourful place with Truffula trees growing aplenty... tufts softer than silk and sweet smelling of fresh butterfly milk.


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A Selection from The Special Book Room

His Dark Materials (3 Volumes) written by Pullman, PhilipThe Sleeping Beauty & Other Fairy Tales From The Old French written by Quiller-Couch, ArthurThe Challenge written by Binks, Gerald S.Italian Villas And Their Gardens written by Wharton, Edith
His Dark Materials (3 Volumes)The Sleeping Beauty & Other Fairy Tales From The Old FrenchThe ChallengeItalian Villas And Their Gardens
1st thus. 2008. Folio Society edition including:
Northern Lights;
The Subtle Knife;
The Amber Spyglass.
Full page colour illustrations.
This copy would make a wonderful gift.
Price: £125.00
1st 1910. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac. Dark red-brown simulated leather cloth, stamped in gilt, with differing cupid designs. 30 magnificent colour plates, mounted on vellum-like paper with black descriptive letterpress beneath and all framed with elaborate border design in black.
Price: £280.00
1st 1997. Breeding Championship Budgerigars. The complete international Budgerigar breeders handbook dealing with every aspect of the challenge faced by those with an ultimate ambition to win Best-in-Show at major championships. Large format. SIGNED By author to tile page.
Price: £100.00
1st 1904. The garden-magic of Italy.
B/w and colour plates with captioned tissue guards. B/w text illustrations. Top edge gilt. xii and 270 pages including index. All plates are present (frontis detached).
Price: £220.00

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