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Very proud to have been asked to be the stockist for this new project by Specially Sussex.

Gorgeous papers, £2.50 folded with tag and cello wrapped or £1.99 for a sheet.

The Mice Folk of Arundel

Introducing the first tale of The Mice Folk of Arundel. Set in the real life town in West Sussex. This is a story about pirates, rescue and friendship, with the arrival of the Mice Folk to Arundel and the very first and very big adventure. With 60 pages of full colour illustrations by Ian Tyrrell and written by his daughter Jo Tyrrell.

Signed 1st editions available now. £12.50!

2017 Calendars & Diaries

Lots of lovely new calendars and diaries now available for 2017, with many more to come. We have the biggest selection we have ever had, including some amazing 'oversized' calendars that will make a real statement in any room!


by Martin Knight.
Published 21/4/16 
****PRE-ORDERS £9.95 (rrp £11.95)****


On the August Bank Holiday weekend of 1948 Joan Woodhouse, a demure, deeply religious London librarian, left her lodgings in London to visit the family home in Barnsley, Yorkshire. She never arrived. A week later her body, raped and strangled, was discovered in the grounds of the historic Arundel Castle in Sussex. Scotland Yard's elite murder squad were summoned and so began a two-year, still unresolved, saga that captivated press and public alike. Martin Knight here attempts to answer whether an innocent man cheated the hangman or whether a murderer went free.


We have a lovely selection of Easter cards as singles and packs, plus a range of wonderful children's books as an alterbnative to a chocolate gift! We have colouring books, sticker books, traditional Easter stories and ones featuring favourites such as Peppa Pig, Thomas the Tank Engine and In The Night Garden!


For everyone who enjoys a bit of romance out there, we have an enormous selection of Valentine's cards, gifts, and everything you need to wrap them up!


It is customary that every January, publishers and therefore booksellers have a big push on books to tie in with typical New Year's resolutions. You will see diet book and 'How to Quit' books in all the windows and front tables. At The Book Ferret, we don't really like to promote books that make people feel bad about themselves for eating the wrong things, not exercising enough and looking bad. Here is a small selection of our choice of books to help you start the new year feeling calm and healthy in mind, body and spirit!


If you had your fill of fun and frolics in the festive period, maybe these gloriously gloomy books will be just the thing!

Christmas cards, gift wrap and accessories in stock now!

We have a lovely range of charity packs and single cards, including some gorgeous 3D cards. We also have Christmas gift wrap, boxes, bags, ribbons and tags!



Have you joined the colouring craze? We have a lovely selection of colouring books for grown-ups in stock now!


Make sure you are up to date with the rules of the road with the new Highway Code. 
Explore the glorious countryside around you with the brand new Arundel and Chichester OS maps.



A beautiful selection of tissue paper, gift bags & boxes, wrap rolls & luxury wrap have been added, with more due imminently!



 A new series of 80 books for 80p each, celebrating Penguin's 80th birthday.


These little snippets of great literature are fantastic introductions to author's you may not have read before. At only 80p each, you'd be silly not to buy one! (or several).

Little Black Classics – the list in full

1. Boccaccio Mrs Rosie and the Priest

2. Gerard Manley Hopkins As Kingfishers Catch Fire

3. The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-tongue

4. Thomas de Quincey On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts

5. Friedrich Nietzsche Aphorisms on Love and Hate

6. John Ruskin Traffic

7. Pu Songling Wailing Ghosts

8. Jonathan Swift A Modest Proposal

9. Three Tang Dynasty Poets

10. Walt Whitman Alone on the Beach at Night

11. Kenko A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Trees

12. Baltasar Gracian How to Use Your Enemies

13. John Keats The Eve of St Agnes

14. Thomas Hardy Woman Much Missed

15. Guy de Maupassant Femme Fatale

16. Marco Polo Travels in the Land of Serpents and Pearls

17. Suetonius Caligula

18. Apollonius of Rhodes Jason and Medea

19. Robert Louis Stevenson Olalla

20. Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx The Communist Manifesto

21. Petronius Trimalchio’s Feast

22. Johann Peter Hebel How a Ghastly Story Was Brought to Light by a Common or Garden Butcher’s Dog

23. Hans Christian Andersen The Tinder Box

24. Rudyard Kipling The Gate of the Hundred Sorrows

25. Dante Circles of Hell

26. Henry Mayhew Of Street Piemen

27. Hafez The nightingales Are Drunk

28. Geoffrey Chaucer The Wife of Bath

29. Michel de Montaigne How We Weep and Laugh at the Same Thing

30. Thomas Nashe The Terrors of the Night

31. Edgar Allan Poe The Tell-Tale Heart

32. Mary Kingsley A Hippo Banquet

33. Jane Austen The Beautifull Cassandra

34. Anton Chekhov Gooseberries

35. Samuel Taylor Coleridge Well, They Are Gone, and Here Must I Remain

36. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Sketchy, Doubtful, Incomplete Jottings

37. Charles Dickens The Great Winglebury Duel

38. Herman Melville The Maldive Shark

39. Elizabeth Gaskell The Old Nurse’s Story

40. Nikolai Leskov The Steel Flea

41. Honore de Balzac The Atheist’s Mass

42. Charlotte Perkins Gilman The Yellow Wall-Paper

43. CP Cavafy Remember, Body...

44. Fyodor Dostoevsky The Meek One

45. Gustave Flaubert A Simple Heart

46. Nikolai Gogol The Nose

47. Samuel Pepys The Great Fire of London

48. Edith Wharton The Reckoning

49. Henry James The Figure in the Carpet

50. Wilfred Owen Anthem for Doomed Youth

51. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart My Dearest Father

52. Plato Socrates’ Defence

53. Christina Rossetti Goblin Market

54. Sindbad the Sailor

55. Sophocles Antigone

56. Ryūnosuke Akutagawa The Life of a Stupid Man

57. Leo Tolstoy How Much Land Does a Man Need?

58. Giorgio Vasari Leonardo da Vinci

59. Oscar Wilde Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime

60. Shen Fu The Old Man of the Moon

61. Aesop The Dolphins, the Whales and the Gudgeon

62. Matsuo Bashō Lips Too Chilled

63. Emily Bronte The Night Is Darkening Round Me

64. Joseph Conrad To-morrow

65. Richard Hakluyt The Voyage of Sir Francis Drake Around the Whole Globe

66. Kate Chopin A Pair of Silk Stockings

67. Charles Darwin It Was Snowing Butterflies

68. Brothers Grimm The Robber Bridegroom

69. Catullus I Hate and I Love

70. Homer Circe and the Cyclops

71. DH Lawrence Il Duro

72. Katherine Mansfield Miss Brill

73. Ovid The Fall of Icarus

74. Sappho Come Close

75. Ivan Turgenev Kasyan from the Beautiful Lands

76. Virgil O Cruel Alexis

77. HG Wells A Slip under the Microscope

78. Herodotus The Madness of Cambyses

79. Speaking of Śiva

80. The Dhammapada

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