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Christmas Special — 10% OFF ALL BOOKS!

Treat yourself or someone special to a great read this Christmas!

From the 8th November until the 20th Decemberevery single book in our store will have its price reduced by 10%.
Simply add the book(s) you want to your basket, and the appropriate deduction will be made at the checkout.

So whether you fancy a first edition Enid Blyton or are looking for a retro cookery book with ’70s nouvelle cuisine, there are savings to be had on absolutely everything!

And for added convenience, all our Christmas-themed books can be found in our special Christmas section.

Happy shopping!

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Two gems by Willy Schermelé

Two super-rare titles by this acclaimed Dutch illustrator have recently graced our bookshelves. Peter and his puppy and My Fairy Stories.

Wilhelmina ‘Willy’ Schermelé was born in in Amsterdam in April 1904. Although well-known as a gifted illustrator, she actually began her career as an actress in the 1920s, performing in the Amsterdam Grand Théâtre’s renditions of Cyrano de Bergerac and Peer Gynt.

It wasn’t until the early ’30s that Schermelé began writing and illustrating children’s stories and poems – mainly for the newspaper  De Telegraaf (The Telegraph).  She also wrote and illustrated many stories for Geïllustreerd Stuiversblad  (The Penny Illustrated Journal), including De avonturen van Bartje en Zwartje (1931); Kater Kwik (1932); Jaap en zijn Aap (1932) De avonturen van Kees and Kikkie (1934); and Met z’n Drieën (1936)Perhaps her most famous – or indeed infamous! – book is Het Groote Negerboek (The Big Negro Book), which was published c.1932

She briefly moved to England in the 1950s, where she illustrated a number of books for Enid Blyton. These include: My Enid Blyton Story Book (1950) and Enid Blyton’s Good Morning Book (1952). Schermelé returned to Holland in 1957, where she began work on her 8-part Winkie series.

Welcome to the Little White Crow Antiquarian Bookshop’s OFFICIAL blog!

We’ve been toying with the idea of setting up a blog for a while now, but could never find the time to do so – what with all the books that need to be catalogued, described, &c. Still, better late than never – as that wise saying goes. So what can you expect to find on here over the coming weeks and months?

Well, the exact particulars haven’t been set in stone yet, but we will be providing info on all our latest acquisitions, plus articles on particularly rare and/or interesting books which have recently found their way onto our bookshelves.

In the meantime, please visit www.littlewhitecrow.co.uk where you can browse through our entire stock. And remember, if there’s a book on there that you like that doesn’t yet have an image, then please don’t hesitate to drop us a line and we will be more than happy to provide you with further details.