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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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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February, 2022
Berkshire, England

This month is a splendid Royal reading adventure!

This reading journey takes in the famous sights of London, including Buckingham Palace, as well as Windsor in Berkshire, and Fort Belvedere in Windsor Great Park which is on the border between Berkshire and Surrey.

Follow the lives of those within and outside of the Royal Family and hear a different version of the story of Edward and Mrs Wallis Simpson while taking a captivating reading journey in the south of England.

  • Hardback, The Duchess by Wendy Holden

  • Darvilles of Windsor English Breakfast tea

  • Fudge Kitchen fudge pieces

  • Woods of Windsor hand cream

  • Windsor Castle notepad

  • Exclusive bookmark

  • Photos

  • Personalised postcard

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January, 2022
Aberdeenshire, Scotland

This dual time frame novel takes us on a reading journey to Cruden Bay in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. This area is in the north east of the country, right on the coast, facing the North Sea. Slains Castle, a ruined castle on the cliff top, is the focus of the story and the theme for the January box.

  • Paperback, The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley

  • Letter from the author

  • Caber coffee from Aberdeenshire

  • Coco Ooze Scottish chocolate bar

  • Walker's of Scotland shortbread

  • Scottish Fine Soaps sea kelp bath cream

  • Travel information

  • Exclusive bookmark

  • Personalised postcard

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December, 2021
Norfolk, England

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Norfolk, in the east of England, has an extensive coastline with 90 miles of sandy beaches, and traditional seaside towns. It also has a vast connection of lakes, rivers, and waterways called the Norfolk Broads. Elsewhere you'll find towns and villages as well as the city of Norwich with its cathedral and wide range of shopping facilities and cultural attractions.

This month we take a reading journey to this area with the novel, The Night of the Flood, which is an evocative tale that will transport you to Wells-next-the-sea, Holkham beach, Norwich, and other Norfolk places.

  • Paperback, The Night of the Flood

  • T Junction of Norfolk tea

  • Gnaw of Norfolk chocolate bar

  • Gnaw chocolate bombe

  • Norfolk tea towel

  • Exclusive bookmark

  • Photos

  • Personalised postcard

Purchase this box for £35.99