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Welcome to the September 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.

Featured Book -Rail Gun
Contributed by Tim

When hearing the phrase 'Rail Gun' or 'Railway Gun' many will initially think of the mighty German weapons designed by Krupp during the World War I and World War II.

However, the first recorded use of railway guns was in the American Civil War, specifically the campaign against the town of Richmond. Fitted on a heavily reinforced flatcar, there was no means of traversing the weapon and aiming was achieved by moving the whole assembly along a short section of curved track... Read more  

Rail Gun

A Sample of New Stock

The Beano Book 1956The Gypsies Waggon-time And After by Harvey, Denis E.Fast Sailing Ships Their Design And Construction 1775-1875 by MacGregor, David R.Gnomes by Huygen, Wil
The Beano Book 1956The Gypsies Waggon-time And AfterFast Sailing Ships Their Design And Construction 1775-1875Gnomes
Price: £74.00Price: £85.00Price: £26.00Price: £12.00
More Annuals books More Countryside books More Maritime books More Childrens books

Theme of the Month - Hay-on-Wye
contributed by

My decision to write about Hay, or Hay-on-Wye to give our town its full name, stems from a snippet of conversation I overheard during my lunch break a few weeks ago. This is how it went:

Wife: Did you bring the camera?
Husband: No I didn't – but there's nothing worth photographing here anyway!

At the time they were stood in full view of the Castle - but facing the other way! Read more



Selection from our Special Book Room

Russia by Dobson, G. & Grove, H.M. & Stewart, H.African Rainbow by Binks, H.K.At School With The Roundheads by Oxenham, Elsie J.The Big Six by Ransome, Arthur
RussiaAfrican RainbowAt School With The RoundheadsThe Big Six
1st. 1913. A & C Black Colour Book 20 Shilling Series. 1500 copies printed. 48 tissue-guarded colour plates and 48 b/w plates. Folding map. Overall a lovely bright copy.
Price: £110.00
1st. 1959. The author's adventures in Kenya illustrated by his own b/w photographs. From farming to nature photography and ivory hunting. SIGNED by author. 
Price: £160.00
1st. 1915. 4 colour plates. 310 pages. Spine and corners bumped and slightly rubbed. Front free-endpaper has been removed. A decent copy of the scarce first edition. [R] 
Price: £160.00
1st. 1940. Pictorial endpapers - maps of Norfolk Broads. B/w illustrations throughout. Pictorial wrapper is worn at corners with slight loss.
Price: £130.00

Recent additions:
Include: More Girls School Stories, Motor Sport, Billy Bunter, History, Observers, and many more......

Selected posts from our Blog:-

Book of the Week: Pillar to Post - Looking at Street Furniture 

Rose's Window Display 

The Wayfarer - A Journey on Foot 

Happy Birthday John Betjeman 

To view the latest from the blog, please click here. I look forward to reading your comments.

Slide Show: Heath Robinson's Book of Goblins - view more shows on our YouTube channel.

Vintage Rally at Speech House

This month's photo was taken by Jane at the Speech House Vintage Rally, Forest of Dean.

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