How to Order

Postal charges

Prices quoted in the catalogues exclude postage. The cost of packing and postage for an average sized book weighing less than 1kg when wrapped will be £3.00 within Great Britain by second class mail. This rate can be reduced for very light items.

For very large or heavy items the postal rate depends on whether first class or courier post is more appropriate. We are happy to combine postage on more than one item. 

We no longer use surface mail for parcels going abroad  due to potential long delivery times. We can do economy airmail for heavier items to far flung destinations (bulk Mail Bag), depending on the continuing availability of this service locally.

Please contact us for a firm quote on P&P whatever the destination. 

If your parcel does not arrive within a reasonable time, let us know and we will make enquiries with the Post Office. 

Light items are packed in bubble wrap jiffy bags. Some large letters go in cardboard envelopes. Heavier items are wrapped in bubble wrap and packaged in corrugated cardboard using the Novia packing system. 


We accept Sterling cheques, Paypal, Postal Orders. We no longer take credit/debit cards directly.  If paying by cheque we allow time for the cheque to clear before posting. Telephone 01981 540534. 

Please do not send payment until we have confirmed that we still have the book in stock and have given you a firm price including packing and postage. If you are sending a cheque we will put the book on hold for 7 working days to allow the cheque to arrive###


We need to know the book title, author and catalogue number (as we have more than one version of some books); your name, full address, e-mail and telephone contact details. Please also let us know how you would like to pay. 

Book descriptions

We make every effort to ensure that book descriptions are correct. If you feel that the book is not as described please contact us within 7 days of delivery and we will do our best to resolve the problem. 

Descriptions used

  • New or Mint_ Describes a new, unread book. Fine- A book that may have been read but has no faults. Not as crisp as a new book.
  • Very good_ A used book that is in better than average condition for its age. Any faults/inscriptions should be described.
  • Good_  A used book in average condition for age. Any faults/inscriptions should be described.
  • Fair_  A used book in poorer than average condition for age.
  • Poor_Well used and worn.
  • Reading copy_ Still of use for reference, or as a working copy.

Descriptions will be applied to book and dust wrapper (D/W) separately. Sometimes the pages are better than the covers so you may see the “insert” described separately.

Ex library books will usually have library stamps, bar codes and sometimes security tags. Often the front end paper will have been removed, or if not, will have some evidence of the lending record. Some older ex library books have a pocket for the lending ticket inside the front cover. It is common for the D/W to be in a clear protective wrap, and often it is taped to the book. There is usually a library number on the spine. Ex library books are difficult to grade so they will often just be described. 

If you have any questions about the condition of a book we can send a scan by e-mail.


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About us

We're based at:
Hideaway, Little Birch Road
Kingsthorn, Hereford
Tel:- 01981 540534
Callers by appointment only please.

The business was established in 2001 and with a little help from family and friends it has grown year on year since then. This website has been a major step towards expanding the business.  Although books are sold mainly via the Internet we do get out to shows and fairs. Here are me and Robin Hood at the re-enactors market. (Waiting for the doors to open and the rush to begin!).

If there ever was a problem, we'd sort it out, but legally we offer this link if you need it.
Online Dispute Resolution

Privacy policy. GDRP.

The personal information we collect:
  1. Identity Data (includes first name, last name)
  2. Contact Data (includes billing address, delivery address, email address and telephone numbers).
  3. Transaction Data (includes details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from or through us).
  4. Please note that we do not accept credit/debit cards directly, only through Paypal, and Paypal does not share your financial details with us.

If you contact us, we will keep a record of that correspondence for a reasonable period to enable us to fulfil contractual requirements and respond helpfully to any further queries.

The Purposes for which we will use your personal information
We will use your information as permitted by applicable laws, where it is necessary: (i) to supply services requested by or for you; (ii) for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into such a contract; (iii) for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are a subject.
We only send out book lists by request. We do not send out regular catalogues and updates.
We will share your personal information with third parties where required by law.

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We welcome feedback on our goods and service. If there is a problem please contact us and we will do our best to sort it out. We don’t have a bricks and mortar shop but you can see us face to face at various military/wargames/re-enactment shows and events, mainly in the Midlands and West Country. Please see our order page for details of book condition classification, postal rates etc.