As well as being the start of the Hay Festival today Hay also welcomed the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Staff at Rose’s Books were able to get a glimpse of them as they arrived at part of the market opposite the shop.
25th May 2013 – 26th May 2013
Building on the success of last year MiM Arts are pleased to announce that they will be holding their exhibition once again in 2013 in the spectacular Hilston Park.
Come and view beautiful hand crafted art, sculpture, textiles and exquisite jewellery created by Monmouthshire’s finest artists and this year it has been expanded to include Made in Monmouth Food producers, many of whom are award winning.
10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Daily
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Seven Stories in Newcastle are running a new exhibition -
Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts. the Many Adventures of Enid Blyton
Don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourselves in all things Blyton, if you can’t get to Newcastle why not visit our stock of Enid Blyton books.
This book is full of beautiful sketches drawn by C.F. Tunnicliffe. They come from his sketchbooks covering the years from 1934 to 1962.
A SKETCHBOOK OF BIRDS
Niall, Ian. Illustrated by Tunnicliffe, C.F.. Stock no. 1304393
Victor Gollancz Ltd.. 2nd. 1979. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Introduction by Niall. A selection of pages from Charles Tunnicliffe’s many sketchbooks in which he recorded his observations of birds in the field. Oblong format. Brown boards with title to spine. Wonderful colour illustrations throughout. Very pale foxing to outer page edges and one small foxspot to front free-endpaper else contents fine. Wrapper is faded to lower 1.5″ of front panel and spine. [R] 0575026405.
Price: £14.00 Click here for availability.
We have been stock recording a recently acquired collection of Magnet, Gem, Greyfriars Bookclub and Billy Bunter Books. I’ve had to move a few books around to accommodate them but the shelves do look impressive!
Today didn’t start well, when my car ‘failed to proceed’ which if I remember rightly was what they said about Rolls Royce cars when they broke down! I hasten to add my car isn’t a Rolls Royce! This started me thinking about cars in general and how our very first car(bought with our own money) has a special place in our hearts. My very first car was a Volkswagen Beetle, it was bright yellow and called ‘Woodstock’.
Seume, Keith. No illustrator listed. Stock no. 823345
Bramley Books. 1st. 1997. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper. A comprehensive illustrated history of the world’s most popular car. Very large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour and b/w photos.Mint except for small mark to title page. [S] 1858334381.
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Here’s one for all you Biggles fans!
For Neil Dickson, Biggles of the Screen From Jenny Plowman (Piers Williams) Soft Landings & no dud engines!
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It’s that time of year again! The walkways have been laid and now the marquees are being erected in preparation for this year’s Hay Festival.We’re hoping the weather will be kind – not too much rain but some sun would be good.
The programmes are now out giving details of over 500 events. There is something for everyone. As usual there will be shuttle buses so you can visit the town centre. One of the stops is just outside Rose’s Books so please come and visit.
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As you know we have a lovely collection of Ornithology books in at the moment and it feels like I am working in a giant aviary!
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I have been tidying up in our Poetry and Nursery Rhyme section this week. This book caught my eye initially because of the picture of the Frog going wooing.
The contents of the book are fascinating giving the origins and history of over 500 nursery rhymes, jingles and lullabies handed onto young children. Some of them I know and others are new to me. It’s the sort of book I love dipping into and re-discovering all those rhymes I once knew!
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