From its Saxon beginnings to the severe floods of 2007, Tewkesbury is one of Britain’s most remarkable towns. It is well known for its Norman abbey of cathedral-like proportions and the great battle which proved to be one of the most decisive in the Wars of the Roses, but its history contains much more that has often been overlooked. In this book local author David Elder delves deep into Tewkesbury’s lost, forgotten and hidden histories, recounting some remarkable stories.

9781912054473 Bookshop Tours Of Britain Boland

A slow travel guide to Britain, navigating bookshop to bookshop. Visit beaches, castles, coal mines, whiskey distilleries, stately homes and the houses of some of Britain’s best-loved historic writers – plus a host of fantastic bookshops – and find us on Page.101-103!

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Our History

Our Shop

Browse through these pages to see many of our wonderful stock items. We update regularly to keep up with new arrivals. So many more discoveries to make when you visit...

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Christmas Catalogue

Christmas Catalogue

Inspiring ideas for Christmas (or any other occasion) lie within the pages.of this year's Christmas Catalogue.  So, take a look and  choose the books you would like then send us...

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Contact & Collect

We have set up a Contact & Collect at the door service so that customers can and buy their books, cards, jigsaws or any other item we stock or can...

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Once Upon A Time A Bookshop

Our Story

Long ago in 1999 a bookshop called alison’s opened on the High Street of the pretty and historic market town of Tewkesbury.

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