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Characters in Childrens Books and Television Shows
In the office upstairs at Stella Books, we're always keeping an eye out for any book-related news. This month, one such article was kept from a recent newspaper. It was about Gordon Murray, who sadly died on 30th of June 2016. Now, if you had said to me 'Gordon Murray' I wouldn't have known who you were talking about! However, looking at the article, I definitely recognized the popular children's characters in the photos that went along with the article. Gordon Murray...
History of the Horn Book by Andrew White Tuer
View current stock of this title This lovely 2 volume vellum bound edition came to us through auction recently. Having done a little research on horn-books and battledores for my article on ABC books a while ago, I was excited and interested to have a look at this original set by Andrew W. Tuer. What would be his definition of a horn-book? First published in 1896 by Leadenhall Press (of which Tuer was a partner), this set is still seen as an authority on...