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the travelling reader

Check out previous boxes from the Original Travelling Reader subscription boxes and see what great books and fantastic products from British companies we have included in past editions.

December, 2022
Oxford, Worcestershire, Belfast

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Margaret Devonshire (Megs) is a seventeen-year-old student of mathematics and physics at Oxford University. When her beloved eight-year-old brother asks Megs if Narnia is real, logical Megs tells him it's just a book for children, and certainly not true. Homebound due to his illness, and remaining fixated on his favorite books, George presses her to ask the author of the recently released novel The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe a question: "Where did Narnia come from?" Despite her fear about approaching the famous author, who is a professor at her school, Megs soon finds herself taking tea with C.S. Lewis and his own brother Warnie, begging them for answers.

  • Paperback, Once Upon a Wardrobe by Patti Callahan

  • Gingerbread hot chocolate from the Cosy Chocolate company of Worcestershire

  • Aslan chocolate from Belfast company Nery Nogs

  • Notebook from Oxford designer, Sarah J K Designs

  • Letter from the author

  • Exclusive bookmark

  • Photos of the areas mentioned in the book

  • Personalised postcard

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November, 2022

Lindisfarne is also called Holy Island and is a tidal island off the northeast coast of England and part of the north-east county of Northumberland. Holy Island has a recorded history from the 6th century AD and was an important centre of Christianity. With unique and beautiful scenery, this island is the setting for a fantastic British reading journey.

  • Paperback, Holy Island

  • Northumberland tea

  • Mudslide Fudge from Holy Island company, Pilgrim's

  • Notes of Northumberland wax melt bar

  • Notes of Northumberland car diffuser

  • Exclusive bookmark

  • Personalised postcard

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October, 2022
London and Suffolk

This novel charts the fictional story of Lily who was taken to the London Foundling hospital. And as well as taking a trip to the capital, we also visit Suffolk in the East Anglia region of England. Much of the county is low-lying, with 60 nature reserves and two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Both areas offer an outstanding reading experience.


  • Paperback, Lily by Rose Tremain

  • Marimba of Suffolk White hot chocolate melt flakes

  • Camellios of London English Breakfast tea

  • Cole & Lewis shampoo and body wash

  • Marimba white chocolate bar

  • Letter from the author

  • Exclusive bookmark

  • Photos of the areas mentioned in the book

  • Personalised postcard

Purchase this box for £35.99 NOW £24.99