A short selection of books from our catalogue that are interesting, rare or unusual - or which we just happen to like for some reason!
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Black Ships Before Troy; The Story of the Illiad
Rosemary Sutcliff. Reprint edition. 1993.
Rosemary Sutcliff's illustrated retelling of the Iliad.
The Children's Hour - Little Lessons for Little Readers
A curious book in Raphael Tuck's "Furry Mascot" series - the elephant on the front cover is depicted in raised, black felt.
Squirrel Nutkin Jigsaw Puzzle
Beatrix Potter. circa 1950.
Not a book, but a boxed jigsaw puzzle, of Beatrix Potter's famous and cheeky red squirrel!
The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
Terry Pratchett. 1st edition. 2001.
A first edition in dustwrapper of Terry Pratchett's "The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents" (Doubleday, 2001, very good condition, minimal wear), signed on the title page by the author: "To Wendy, Amazing! Terry Pratchett."
Crispin - The Pig who had it all
Ted Dewan. 1st edition. 2000.
The story of a spoiled piglet and his little friends.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll. 1933.
A re-bound copy of the 1933 Heinemann 'Cheaper' edition of Alice, illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Simple pictures are best
Nancy Willard. 1st Thus edition. 1978.
Bold pictures illustrate a funny story about photography.
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