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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Topsy and Tim at the Seaside
Jean Adamson and Gareth Adamson. 1st edition. 1965.
Children's favourites from the 1960s and 1970s, Topsy and Tim books are still well loved, although becoming increasingly hard to find!
The best of Pippi Longstocking
Astrid Lindgren. Reprint edition. 1957.
An early reprint of Astrid Lindgren's well known Pippi Longstocking stories, in it's original dustwrapper.
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.
The Schoolgirls' Own Annual 1937
The popular annual for school girls from the 1930s.
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 Enchanted Night
Harold Jones. 1st edition. 1947.
A good copy of this unusual item, in close to very good condition.
The Wizard of Oz (A Pop-Up Classic)
L. Frank Baum. 1968.
A copy of this relatively unusual Pop-Up Wizard of Oz edition, in generally good condition, and complete with the "Emerald Spectacles" that often become lost.
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.
Ursula Moray Williams. Reprint edition. 1988.
The story of Samantha and her battles against Aunt Daisy Clandorris, aided and abetted by the Bogwoppit.
The story of a greyhound, and his relationships with the different owners he encounters.
Simple pictures are best
Nancy Willard. 1st Thus edition. 1978.
Bold pictures illustrate a funny story about photography.
The Wizard of the Wood
Elleston Trevor. 1st edition. 1948.
This is the story of Squirrel, in the Deep Wood series, who invents a miraculous and highly secret Flying Machine...