The Kingdom of the Fairies is now on-line to bring you everything of interest in the world of Fairies including parties and ideas, cakes, books, cards, music etc etc. See the stunning artwork of the very talented artist - Myrea.
The Enid Blyton Society's aim is to provide a focal point for Enid Blyton enthusiasts and collectors, and does so through its quarterly magazine, The Enid Blyton Society Journal, which is published three times a year and contains a good mix of well-illustrated articles, news, and helpful information to collectors of Blyton books, toys and ephemera.
Rupert Bear Official Web Page - The Followers of Rupert
The "Followers of Rupert" is an organisation set up in 1983 to bring together enthusiasts and to promote the appreciation of Rupert's past, present and future. The organisation is intended primarily for adults but young people are welcome. Fans of Rupert aged under 14 years can join the Junior Members of the Followers of Rupert.
Friends of the Chalet School
Friends of the Chalet School is a large, international, group who enjoy the books of Elinor Brent-Dyer, in particular the Chalet School titles, but also her other titles.
The Malcolm Saville Society
Malcolm Saville (1901 - 1982) is best known as an author of children's series fiction, as well as writing books on topography and nature. His principal works involved The Lone Pine club - a group of children who form a secret society in wartime Shropshire.
The Arthur Ransome Society (TARS)
TARS was formed in 1990, to celebrate and promote Arthur Ransome's life, works and spirit of adventure. Although based in the UK, TARS has members in some thirty countries, including Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and the United States.
The Arthur Rackham Society was founded in 1984 to share enthusiasm and exchange information about the illustrator, as well as to encourage book collecting, the art of book illustration, and high quality in the production of children's books. The Society publishes a Journal three or four times a year.
The Offical Hay-On-Wye Web-Site
Everything you need to know about Hay-On-Wye, the shops, accommodation and attractions. Essential viewing if you are thinking of visiting Hay
Captain W.E. Johns - creator of Biggles, This site contains all the illustrations from his book and a very helpful summary of the stories.
The Society is a thriving organisation dedicated to maintaining the interest and aspirations bequeathed to us by BB himself, and it seeks to perpetuate the inheritance that he left us where a desire to encourage an interest and love of the countryside is concerned.
The Henty Society was founded in 1977 by four English enthusiasts to bring together others from around the world who shared a mutual interest in George Alfred Henty (1832-1902), author of historical adventures for young readers.
The Charles Tunnicliffe Society
To promote greater awareness of the life and work of Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe OBE, RA 1901-1979.
Independent Bookshops and related sites
The BookGuide.co.uk A great guide to sources of secondhand and antiquarian books in the UK.
Local Area & Other Links
Wye Valley & Forest of Dean Tourism Association
For lots of local information, visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism Association web site.
A general magazine about illustration - the artists, the collectors, the collections, the exhibitions, the history, the philosophy and the key events relating to this subject.
The Illustration Cupboard - a leading specialist in the exhibition and sale of original contemporary book illustration from around the world.
The Mariana-Art Gallery East Street, St. Briavels, Nr. Lydney, Gloucestershire GL15 6TQ
A resource for original works of art, watercolour courses and painting holidays. Mariana is a Professional Associate of the SAA (Society for All Artists) and is available for watercolour demonstrations and painting workshops. Tel: 01594 530484