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Royal Mail Cyber Attack

Unfortunately we are not able to send parcels overseas at the moment due to a Royal Mail cyber attack. If you are overseas and place an order with us we will process your order as normal but hold it back until we have been given the green light by Royal Mail to send international orders again.

Shop closed (to the public) Jan - March 2023

Unfortunately, we have to close the shop to the public for the first three months of 2023 (January - March) for essential building work. The wooden floor in the reception area is now rotten due to the flood of two years ago and will have to be entirely dug out and relaid with cement. We apologise for any inconvenience. WE WILL CONTINUE TO PROCESS ONLINE / TELEPHONE ORDERS DURING THIS TIME.

Did you know...

Popular musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on this day in 1756. He was a prolific composer who began composing at the age of five.

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20% discount on Annuals in our Special Book Room.

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Michael Foreman
Michael Foreman is an award-winning illustrator of over 300 titles for both adults and children. He is best known for his children’s book illustrations and is a winner of numerous awards including the Nestle Smarties Book Prize and Kate Greenaway Medal. He was born in Suffolk in 1938 and grew up near Lowestoft, in Pakefield, where his mother kept the village shop.  As a child, he did not have any books in the family home. This gave him the advantage of...

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Photographic Memories Series – The Francis Frith Collection
Photographic Memories Series – The Francis Frith Collection The Photographic Memories Series is just one of a staggering twelve series of books that feature the famous black and white photographs from the Francis Frith collection.  Photographic Memories presents 310 titles of various counties, cities and areas in the UK, with photos showcasing these areas prior to the 1960s.  How did this series come about? Francis Frith (1822-1898) was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire and turned out to be a multi-talented man.  He was a...

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What the view is like

Due to recent flooding, we have fitted a webcam to the outside of our shop to allow us to monitor the river level remotely. But it also allows our customers to get a view of the Wye Valley!

We'll try and keep the camera pointing in a sensible direction. Let us know if you spot anything interesting! The image should refresh around every 10 to 15 minutes.

To see a large version of the image, click here.

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