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October 2015 Newsletter

Welcome to the October 2015 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.

Isaac and the Midnight Jewels contributed by Theresa

"Most people love butterflies and hate moths," he said. "But moths are more interesting - more engaging.”
Thomas Harris, The Silence of the Lambs

One of the wonders of grand-children (and they are so many that I have neither the time nor talent to do them justice) is that they can take our imagination by the hand and lead us down paths of curiosity we haven’t known since we were young ourselves.

“What are moths, Pompar?” A simple enough question from a six year old but, just as the attention of the bee stimulates a flower to offer nectar, suddenly my childhood fascination with these mysterious creatures of the night sky came flooding back...


A Sample of New Stock

The Swiss Family Robinson written by Wyss, Johann RudolphThe Illustrated History Of The Countryside written by Rackham, OliverSmall Georgian Houses And Their Details 1750-1820 written by Ramsey, Stanley C. & Harvey, J.D.M.Champion Year written by Hawthorn, Mike
The Swiss Family RobinsonThe Illustrated History Of The CountrysideSmall Georgian Houses And Their Details 1750-1820Champion Year
Price: £16.00Price: £45.00Price: £35.00Price: £22.00
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A Day in Fairy Land contributed by Tim

This exquisite book has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. A treasured possession of my late mother from her own childhood, I remember it so vividly: the sheer overwhelming scale of it when you're three years old, the crackle of the spine, oh! the smell of the paper. For many years I remember it being stored in the bottom of my parents' wardrobe, protected from sunlight and daily knocks.

Despite the fact that I had grown up with this book, I knew very little about it apart from the suspicion that it dated from either the late forties or early fifties, and seemed to be quite rare. Certainly, I had never seen another copy until I started work at Stella Books and saw a copy in our Special Book Room. It was then that I discovered that it is quite hard to find original copies that retain their dustjackets, and that the book is much sought by collectors...


Leon Garfield

A Selection from The Special Book Room

The Lost King Of Oz written by Thompson, Ruth Plumly & Baum, L. FrankFrom Pyramid To Pagoda The Story Of The West Yorkshire Regiment written by Sandes, E.W.C.The History Of Southern And Central Africa: Its Topography, Geography, Natural Productions Etc. written by Stanley, Henry M.Meeting Midnight written by Duffy, Carol Ann & Rae, Simon
Illustrated by Blake, Quentin
The Lost King Of OzFrom Pyramid To Pagoda The Story Of The West Yorkshire RegimentThe History Of Southern And Central Africa: Its Topography, Geography, Natural Productions Etc.Meeting Midnight
1st USA. 1925. Very large colour pictorial onlay to front cover. 8 single page colour plates plus colour frontis. Also a double page colour map. Book contents exceptionally clean and bright. Map detached.
Price: £290.00
By E.W.C. Sandes. Published by F.J. Parsons Ltd. The Prince of Wales's Own In the War 1939-45 and Afterwards. Large format. Burgundy cloth with gilt titles. Fold-out maps.
Price: £200.00
Large format. Leather bound with raised bands to spine, gilt title boxes and decorations. Also the Life, Travels, Adventures and Discoveries of David Livingstone, LL.d., and the Explorations of Barth, Speke and Grant, Baker, Schweinfurth, Moffat, Stanley, Cameron and earlier distinguished Travellers.
Price: £100.00
1995 Carol Ann Duffy's first collection of poetry for younger readers. B/w illustrations by Quentin Blake. Signed, Limited edition of 499 copies. Printed litho by Didcot Press on Bockingford Paper. SIGNED by author and illustrator. This is copy no. 54.
Price: £300.00

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