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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The Church Mice Adrift
Graham Oakley. Reprint edition. 1982.
A VG+ copy of this popular picture book, in a VG dustwrapper.
The Little Grey Men and The Little Grey Men go down the Bright Stream
A box set containing 1970s paperback editions of B.B.'s "Little Grey Men" and "Down the Bright Stream".
First story in Kathleen Fidler's "Brydons" series.
I don't mix much with fairies
Molly Harrower. 1928.
Illustrated by Kathleen Hale, better known for her "Orlando the Marmalade Cat" series.
A set of six consecutive titles from the "Green Book" educational series.
The Children's Crusade
Henry Treece. Reprint edition. 1960.
A nice, early edition of Treece's "The Children's Crusade".
The Magic Toyshop - A Dimensional Storybook
Peter Seymour. Reprint edition. 1988.
A slightly unusual, modern pop-up / lift-the-flap book containing a story about the toys in a toyshop.
William's Happy Days
Richmal Crompton. Reprint edition. 1940.
One of the less common early editions of Richmal Crompton's "William" series.
A 1943 third printing of the 1941 first edition of Fattypuffs, with a relaid spine.
A boxed set of three attractively bound "Nurse Matilda" books illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
The Golden Age
Kenneth Grahame. 1st Thus edition. 1928.
A nice, early edition of this memoir by the author of "The Wind in the Willows", with illustrations by E. H. Shepard.
Wu Ch'eng-en. 1953.
A good condition copy with dustwrapper, of one of the less common editions of this classic story.
Pamela Brown. 1972.
A worn, but serviceable copy of an early edition of this title.
Black Ships Before Troy; The Story of the Illiad
Rosemary Sutcliff. Reprint edition. 1993.
Rosemary Sutcliff's illustrated retelling of the Iliad.
Crispin - The Pig who had it all
Ted Dewan. 1st edition. 2000.
The story of a spoiled piglet and his little friends.
Simple pictures are best
Nancy Willard. 1st Thus edition. 1978.
Bold pictures illustrate a funny story about photography.