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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.

October, 2021
Drogheda, Ireland

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Just outside of our normal range of reading journeys - but we couldn't resist it - is our current travel with a book to the Republic of Ireland. And we know how much everyone loves Ireland! We take our reading journey to Drogheda, in the Boyne Valley, which is in County Louth.

Drogheda is located 30 miles north of Dublin and 70 miles south of Belfast. An easy place to visit as there are airports located locally and travelling by car or train is just as convenient. But no need to book flights or tickets at the moment as we are transporting you there right now with this brilliant Irish fiction that will keep you riveted. And, don't forget all these fine Irish treats to go along with you!

  • Paperback, The Nanny at Number 43

  • McEntee's Irish Breakfast loose leaf tea

  • Butler's of Dublin chocolate

  • Bath soak

  • Irish coffee candle

  • Exclusive bookmark

  • Photos

  • Personalised postcard

  • Letter from the author

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September, 2021
A canal journey, England

There are 2,000 miles of canals and rivers in England and Wales which take a course through both cities and glorious countryside. This month you'll be able to take a leisurely journey through England with our fiction read and treats from the areas we visit.

  • Paperback, Three Women and a Boat by Anne Youngson

  • Letter from the author

  • English Tea in a caddy from one of the canal routes

  • Chocolate buttons from the destination of Chester in Cheshire

  • Postcards of Chester and the waterways of England

  • A tote bag with canal picture from Lisa Davies Art

  • Travel information

  • Exclusive bookmark

  • Personalised postcard

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August, 2021
Buckinghamshire, England

The county of Buckinghamshire is a land-locked county bordered by London, Berkshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. Known as one of the 'Home Counties' much of Bucks is densely populated and part of the London commuter belt. As it contains the Chiltern Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty, it is popular among walkers and sightseers. We take a trip to the town of Marlow in this county for a murderous encounter.

  • Paperback, The Marlow Murder Club

  • Tea from Two Spoons of Buckinghamshire

  • Hot chocolate from Chocca Mocca of Buckinghamshire

  • A Buckinghamshire mug

  • Sweets in a tin (book-related)

  • Exclusive bookmark

  • Photos

  • Personalised postcard

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July, 2021
Wiltshire, England

In the south west of England, Wiltshire is an land of wide valleys and rolling countryside. Half of the area is designated an Area of Outstanding National Beauty.

With ancient historical landmarks like Stonehenge, Avebury Stone Circles, and white horse carving on the hillsides, Wiltshire is a popular attraction for visitors.

 

This month, we'll take a Tudor reading journey to this area, visiting Salisbury Cathedral, Wilton House, and Amesbury among other beautiful places.

  • Paperback, Imperfect Alchemist by Naomi Miller

  • Letter from the author

  • Earl Grey Rose Tea from Wiltshire (one of the characters is called Rose)

  • Fudge Niblets from Wiltshire company, Coco Chemistry

  • Merry Berry Jam from Wiltshire company, In a Jam, as one of the characters makes and sells jam

  • Flora & Wick candle from Wiltshire - Rose scented

  • Travel information

  • Exclusive bookmark

  • Personalised postcard

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June, 2021
London, England

The Empire Windrush was a ship which docked at Tilbury, Essex bringing workers from the Caribbean. After the Second World War, Britain experienced labour shortages and people arriving from the Caribbean were brought to fill the many vacancies. People coming into the country via this route were dubbed the 'Windrush generation.'

This book takes a look at London, from those who were new to the capital and who could see the city with fresh eyes.

  • Paperback, This Lovely City by Louise Hare

  • Tea from Bellevue Tea of London

  • Mallow and Marsh Marshmallows

  • Spicy Ginger biscuits (like in the novel) from Kent and Fraser of London

  • Bath salts (like in the novel) from London

  • Exclusive bookmark

  • Photos

  • Personalised postcard

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April, 2021
Warwickshire, England

Warwickshire is known as the birthplace of one of the most revered playwrights of England, William Shakespeare, and certainly provides a historical feast of activities. This Warwickshire box is packed full of things from the county and includes the fantastic, award winning fiction from Maggie O'Farrell, the beautiful novel, Hamnet, based on the life of the son of the Bard.

  • Paperback, Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell

  • The Tea House of Warwickshire, Organic Honeybush tea

  • Henley's of Warwickshire, Honey Bee chocolate 

  • Wax melts from Warwickshire

  • Warwickshire tea towel

  • Exclusive bookmark

  • Photos

  • Personalised postcard

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May, 2021
East Sussex, England

If you want a mixture of scenery and towns, nightlife and history, East Sussex on the south coast of England has everything. Visit the South Downs National Park or experience the breathtaking cliffs of Seven Sisters (which we will do on this reading journey). "Beachy Head is one of the most dramatic and breathtakingly beautiful spots in East Sussex, but it also has very dark connotations, being well known as a suicide site. The effect that this duality has on the people who live there is something that is explored in The Light Keeper, the debut fiction novel from writer and award-winning journalist Cole Moreton." - Simone Hellyer, Sussex Life.

  • Paperback, The Light Keeper by Cole Moreton

  • Letter from the author

  • Bird and Blend of East Sussex tea bags

  • Only Coco of East Sussex chocolate bar

  • Notecards depicting East Sussex (10 in a box)

  • Belle Tout Lighthouse mug

  • Travel information

  • Exclusive bookmark

  • Personalised postcard

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March, 2021

West Yorkshire, England

West Yorkshire is a large county with a large population: the city of Leeds is the third most populous city in England, and as such, the city provides a great variety of shopping, eating, and leisure facilities. Alternatively, the county also offers small towns with history: cobbled streets, tearooms, and steam trains, and a countryside with opportunities for rock climbing or hiking. And there's always the option of taking a hike on the moors. See the Cow and Calf rocks, of the Swastika Stone. There's natural beauty all around but, you'll soon find out, from this book, that there are hidden dangers everywhere.

We hope you enjoy this atmospheric tale set in the heart of West Yorkshire.

  • Paperback, The Stolen Child

  • Ginger Parkin biscuits from West Yorkshire

  • Tilda's Tribe shampoo and conditioner bars

  • All Butter fudge from West Yorkshire

  • Holmfirth Tea bags from West Yorkshire

  • Travel information

  • Exclusive bookmark

  • Personalised postcard

Purchase this box for £35.99

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