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Welcome to the October 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.

Theme of the Month:
Contributed by Theresa

Although I now live in the Forest of Dean and work in the beautiful Wye Valley, for many years I lived and worked in London.

So in spite of my lovely surroundings, I still love London; I love its history, museums, architecture (some more than others), art galleries, theatres, restaurants - its complete zest for life! So it is no surprise that one of my favourite sections in the shop is the one on London.

As is right and proper, all manner of books have been written about London, so from this section I am just going to highlight a few of my favourites...


A Sample of New Stock

Alice In Wonderland by Carroll, LewisThe Anatomy Of The Zulu Army From Shaka To Cetshwayo 1818-1879 by Knight, IanThe Dew Babies by Broadbent, HelenEarly Irish And Welsh Kinship by Charles-Edwards, T.M.
Alice In WonderlandThe Anatomy Of The Zulu Army From Shaka To Cetshwayo 1818-1879The Dew BabiesEarly Irish And Welsh Kinship
Price: £30.00Price: £10.00Price: £42.00Price: £80.00
More Alice books More Zulu books More Childrens books More Wales books

Featured Book:
The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith
Contributed by Tim

Published in 1766, The Vicar of Wakefield by Irish author Oliver Goldsmith was one of the most popular and widely read novels during the Victorian age, and it has maintained its status as a classic to this day.

Dr. Samuel Johnson, a friend of Goldsmith, provides an account of the circumstances which led to the publication of the novel at a time when the author was facing the prospect of a debtors' prison. Johnson had received a message from the author stating that he was in great distress and begging that he would come to his aid:-


Vicar of Wakefield Illustrated by Rackham

Selection from our Special Book Room

Sindbad The Sailor & Other Stories From The Arabian Nights illustrated by Edmund Dulac A History Of Ulster by Bardon, JonathanBirds Of Burma by Smythies, B.E. & Smith, H.C. & Garthwaite, P.F.Itinerary Through Wales by Cambrensis, Giraldus & Roberts, Brynley F.
Sindbad The Sailor & Other Stories From The Arabian NightsA History Of UlsterBirds Of BurmaItinerary Through Wales
Hodder & Stoughton. 1st. 1914. Twenty-three tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue guards. Plates are beautifully bright and clean
Price: £280
Limited edition of 250 copies. SIGNED by author. Copy no. 64.  914 pages. Red ribbon page marker.
Price: £100
This edition was put on sale in January 1941, with all limited edition copies being sold out by the end of that year - very few finding their way out of Burma. All copies of the books that could by found by the Japanese were confiscated and shipped to Japan, where they were later destroyed during an air raid.
Price: £250
Gwasg Gregynog. Quarter-leather binding. Limited edition to 300 copies (280 in this format). Wood engravings by Paynton. Copy no. 232.
Price: £700

Recent additions include:

...and many more!

Selected Tweets

River Severn under mist

Mist forming on the Wye

Unprepossessing outside beautiful inside

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Raglan Castle

This month Raglan Castle from a distance.

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