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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.

August, 2022
Cambridgeshire

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This month's story begins in the enchanting city of Ely, Cambridgeshire and the surrounding land, although there are excursions to other parts of the county – and country, too – with a stunning, vivid account of Cromwell, his daughter, and the fate of England.

  • Paperback, The Rebel Daughter by Miranda Malins

  • Ely Fudge Company Fudge

  • Cambridge Breakfast Tea

  • English Soap Company soap (book-related)

  • Beeswax candles from Cambridgeshire (either one large candle or 2 slim candles)

  • Letter from the author

  • Exclusive bookmark

  • Photos of the areas mentioned in the book

  • Personalised postcard

Purchase this box for £35.99

July, 2022
Belfast, Northern Ireland

This month we visit the Ards Peninsula in County Down on the north-east coast of Northern Ireland and Belfast. The peninsula separates Strangford Lough from the North Channel of the Irish Sea. Explore the area with the included items from the area: see the photos of the landscape, taste the local biscuits, sample the tea in a Belfast cup, and find out more about the region with the novel. This gorgeous area has 115 miles of scenic coastline, beauty spots, heritage, and a dramatic history. Enjoy your thrilling reading journey.

  • Paperback, Northern Spy

  • Suki of Northern Ireland, Belfast Tea

  • Traditional Irish Butter Shortbread from Graham's of Northern Ireland

  • 'A wee cup of Tea' enamel mug from Belfast-based Born and Bred

  • Keyring

  • Travel information

  • Exclusive bookmark

  • Personalised postcard

Purchase this box for £35.99

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June, 2022
Road Trip!

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This has got to be the ultimate road trip!

From the south west corner of England until you reach the capital of Scotland, hold on to your heartstrings as you experience a roller-coaster ride of anxiety and sadness, laughter and joy.

  • Paperback, The Funny Thing About Norman Forman

  • Cornwall Tea

  • Cornwall fudge

  • Welsh Tea

  • Edinburgh Shortbread biscuits

  • Edinburgh notepad and fantastic inspirational pencils

  • Exclusive bookmark

  • Photos

  • Personalised postcard

Purchase this box for £35.99

May, 2022
Devon, England

The May box is a getaway reading adventure to the gorgeous county of Devon in England.

With long sandy beaches on both the north and the south sides of the county, and pretty seaside towns, Devon is a popular holiday place for tourists. And featuring rolling countryside and moors within its boundaries, Devon has something

for everyone.

Our chosen book, My Lies, Your Lies by Susan Lewis is based in Devon and is a captivating tale of deadly secrets.

  • Paperback, My Lies, Your Lies by Susan Lewis

  • Devonshire Tea

  • Devon Fudge

  • Devon-made bath salts and bath foam

  • Devon illustrated postcard

  • Travel information

  • Exclusive bookmark

  • Personalised postcard

Purchase this box for £35.99

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April, 2022
Hampshire, England

For this reading journey, we visit Hursley Park House near Winchester where, during the Second World War, it was requisitioned for the design and management of Supermarine, the makers of the Spitfire.

Full of intrigue and mystery, this novel takes us on a reading journey into the world of undercover operatives and secret missions with the delightful backdrop of this lovely county.

  • Paperback, Treachery at Hursley Park House by Claire Gradidge

  • Winchester coffee from Winchester Coffee Roasters

  • Hampshire chocolate

  • Goat's milk soap from Cyril's Soap Shed of Hampshire

  • Hand wash from Made in:Here of Hampshire

  • Exclusive bookmark

  • Photos

  • Personalised postcard

Purchase this box for £35.99

March, 2022
Durham, England

This is a visit to Durham in the north east of England with the book, The Deception of Harriet Fleet, by Helen Scarlett. Durham is a county definitely worth visiting: cobbled streets of Durham City with its towering cathedral and river, market towns and beaches, the Durham Dales and many other attractions such as the open air historical museum of Beamish. In the novel, we visit Victorian Eaglescliffe, a village in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees, and scenic places such as the spectacular waterfall, High Force, located in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Plenty of dramatic landscapes await your Durham reading journey.

  • Paperback, The Deception of Harriet Fleet

  • Letter from the author, Helen Scarlett

  • Durham Tea from Tea Enthusiasts

  • Chocolate caramel bar from Durham-based Chocolatrice

  • Durham inspired notebook and postcard

  • Travel information

  • Exclusive bookmark

  • Personalised postcard

Purchase this box for £35.99

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