The cover of this book made me smile! Pretzel is a very long Dachshund who wins the Blue Ribbon at the Dog Show. But he is sad because the love of his life (another Dachshund) doesn’t love him until he does something heroic!
Rey, Margret. Illustrated by Rey, H.A.. Stock no. 1306708
Folding Books Ltd.. 1st. 1950. Very good condition with no wrapper. Pretzel was a very long dachshund, so long that he won the Blue Ribbon at the Dog Show… Blue pictorial paper boards. Colour illustrations. Covers are slightly edge rubbed and grubby. Light fingermarks to margin of last page else contents clean. [R]
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I recently went to my first house gig courtesy of Cheltenham Underground and the amazing Gabby Young and Other Animals. It was an intimate evening, only 30 invited guests, but the performance and energy was at stadium level!
This made me think, who would I have liked to have seen at a house gig? probably the artists I never had the opportunity to see live in my younger days, so in no particular order, Nina Simone, Bob Marley and Frank Sinatra, who would you choose, maybe one of the following,
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There is no denying that this is a handsome set of books, a very special gift for a T.E. Lawrence collector.
SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM A TRIUMPH
Lawrence, T.E.. No illustrator listed. Stock no. 2105970
Castle Hill Press. 1st. 1997. Fine condition with no wrapper. The Complete 1922 Text (the ‘missing’ pages were found in 1997 and are now here complete in this volume). Two full-goatskin issue volumes. Large format. Two smaller volumes: One is a bound copy of the Illustrations from ‘The Seven Pillars of Wisdom’. Cloth bound portfolio contains Proof Portraits and tissue-guards and letter from publisher. First edition limited to 752 copies, of which only 80 were published in full goatskin with portfolio and illustrations volume. All complete and in beautiful condition, just slight damp yellow mark to portfolio cloth. This is copy no. 88. Contained in original slip-case that is in near fine condition, with a couple of small grubby marks. [S] 1873141165.
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Doctor Who made his first appearance on BBC television on 23rd November 1963, making the programme 50 years old! Several generations of followers will no doubt be glued to the television tomorrow evening for the 50th Anniversary episode.
The programme was taken off air in 1989 as the number of viewers had declined. However it was regenerated ( a bit like the Doctor) in 2005 and attracted a new generation of addicts or Whovians.
Various Annuals and books have been produced during the last 50 years. To see our current stock click here
Yes! we are ‘bearing’ all, as you can imagine that does not involve removing any layers of clothing – far too cold for that sort of thing!
But it does involve featuring our lovely Bear books, from Paddington and Rupert to one of my favourites Baldus the Bear.
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This year Wales celebrates all things Dylan Thomas and Chepstow Museum in conjunction with Chepstow Singing Club are no exception.
For the first part of the evening there will be a screening of ‘Under Milkwood’ which stars Elizabeth Taylor, Peter o’ Toole and Richard Burton and a stellar welsh cast.
The rest of the evening will be full of fun and merriment, there will be songs from the fifties, readings from Dylan Thomas’s works and if you want to dress up for the evening – why not? And maybe a glass or two raised to the memory of Dylan Thomas!
So why not come along on Saturday 23/11/13. Tickets are available from Chepstow Museum 01291 625981 £6/£4
We have added a list of recommended last posting dates if you wish to receive your books by Christmas 2013.
Our website has the full list of posting dates.
Why not start looking for gifts with some of our specially selected books.
What better way of spending a dark, cold winter evening (we are talking about Wales here!) than with a good book. And this is my idea of a good book – Paddington Bear getting into mischief and causing mayhem! Just need to light the fire now.
PADDINGTON’S BLUE PETER STORY BOOK
Bond, Michael. Illustrated by Wood, Ivor. Stock no. 1306529
Collins, BBC. 1st. 1973. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Orange glazed pictorial boards. Black and white line illustrations. When Paddington, everyone’s favourite bear, and Blue Peter, everyone’s favourite TV programme, get together, the result is bound to be hilarious. These stories originally appeared in Blue Peter Annuals. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is edge torn but no loss. [R]Price: £12.00
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Richmal Crompton is famous for her creation of Just William, a mischievous 11-year-old schoolboy and his band of friends, “The Outlaws”.
The William books have sold over twelve million copies in the United Kingdom alone and have been translated into nine languages.
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I think this was one of the first books I read set in the Second World War and it seemed an appropriate choice as we commemorate Remembrance Sunday.
Bawden, Nina. Illustrated by Jaques, Faith. Stock no. 1305822
Puffin Books. 1st thus. 2004. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper. 30th anniversary edition. Red boards, gilt title to spine. Blue endpapers. B/w illustrations. Minimal rubbing to edges of wrapper else a super copy. [R] 0141381817.
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