January Sale - Children's Books
For the whole of January, I'm doing 20% off all non-pony children's books. There's no minimum spend. My children's stock tends to reflect what I enjoyed reading myself as a child, so there's a fair number of classic Puffins. I was very fond of the Puffin Picture series, and there's several of these still available, including A Book of Swimming, down from £10 to £8.
I think Kaye Webb and her predecessor, Eleanor Graham, were supreme choosers of children's books: even now, if I want to read a vintage children's book, I will tend to pick a Puffin as I know I will enjoy it. I have a particularly soft spot for the classic covers of the 1950s:
Columbus Sails is 80p, down from £1.00, and Fell Farm Campers is £4.00, down from £5.00. There's plenty of more modern Puffins too, like Elizabeth Enright's The Saturdays (£2.40, down from £3.00) and Brian Fairfax Lucy's excellent Children of the House (£0.80).
I still like historical stories now, and was a devoted fan of Rosemary Sutcliff while I was at school. It's a pity my knowledge of The Eagle of the Ninth didn't go anywhere towards improving my Latin unseen translation ability. The Oxford printing of her Warrior Scarlet is £2.40, down from £3.00.
Rosemary Sutcliff I still enjoy reading now: Enid Blyton alas I simply can't do. I do think though that her books are very attractive bits of design, and I am fond of the Eileen Soper dustjackets for the Famous Five series. The copy of Five on a Hike Together has a photocopied dustjacket, and is at £3.20, down from £4.00.
The artist and author BB is someone I only came too rather late in life, despite being brought up only a few miles from where he lived. His Manka, Sky Gipsy is one of his later titles, and this one is at £16.00, down from £20.00.