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|We are a small independent book shop located
in a village called Bishops Cleeve, which is near Cheltenham
Gloucestershire, in a region called "The Cotswolds."
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| IN THE SHOP ONLY
The lease on Courtyard Books in Tarlings Yard expires in the summer and as most of the partners are now over the State Retirement Age (some more than others!), we have decided not to renew it.The shop will be closing on Saturday 5th July
but we will continue to trade after that date
on the internet via our own web site
www.courtyardbooks.co.uk, also on Amazon and ABE.We will continue to fulfil customer orders as normal until we close the shop.
In the meantime there will be plenty of bargains to be had as we reduce prices on our new and second-hand book stock.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank-you
for your support and custom over the past twelve years.
| Our Last Book Signing
On Saturday 7th June
between 10.00 -12.30
Dinah Jefferies will be at Courtyard Books, taking about and signing copies of her debut novel "The Separation"
| About the Author -
Dinah Jefferies was born in Malaya in 1948 and moved to England at the age of nine. She has worked in education, once lived in a 'rock 'n roll' commune and, more recently, been an exhibiting artist. She spends her days writing, with time off to make tiaras and dinosaurs with her grandchildren. The Separation is her first book.
Published by Penguin in paperbackPrice £7.99
Malaya, 1955. Lydia Cartwright returns from visiting a sick friend to an empty house. The servants are gone. The phone is dead. Where is her husband Alec? Her young daughters, Emma and Fleur?
Fearful and desperate, she contacts the British District Officer and learns that Alec has been posted up country. But why didn't he wait? Why did he leave no message?
Lydia's search takes her on a hazardous journey through war-torn jungle. Forced to turn to Jack Harding, a man she'd vowed to leave in her past, she sacrifices everything to be reunited with her family.
And while carrying her own secrets, Lydia will soon face a devastating betrayal which may be more than she can bear . . .
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A disparate collection of desperate tales of woe, and occasional subsequent joy. It's actually a totally useless book, but comprised of true accounts of survived disasters collected over many years of attending Rallies, Treffens, Noggins and Trials around the world. But none of the very varied accounts to be found within are urban myths. They are not regurgitations of what my friend says his brother heard that a bloke in the pub did once. Almost all the tales were told to one of the editors directly.
Classic vehicles and similar devices inspire many and varied bodges in order to keep them going and this new book is firmly based in the scene wherein the user/driver/rider/owner/victim is still able to have some control over his/her machinery. These are not useful hints & tips, but are celebrations of eccentric ingenuity. An applause for stuff that was, and occasionally still is, user-servicable - and a protest against designed disposability.
It is well illustrated, but also contains grumpy old men's ruminations and some amateur philosophy.
An ideal book for Dad to keep in the loo.
| ‘The Artful Bodger’
by bodgers around the world
and edited by
Peter Henshaw & John Bradshaw
| Available from Courtyard Books
plus p + p
Tel: 01242 674335
One of our major strengths is in our next day ordering facility, if a book is available from our suppliers we can have it at our shop the following day. We can also provide a local delivery service to our customers.
Music - JAZZ CDs
Through our friends at Cheltenham Jazz we have built up an extensive range of CDs and books on Jazz.
Some of the NEW Titles in stock - see Featured Items below