WelcomeWelcome to Gill Bilski's Secondhand Children's (& other) Books.
Please browse the catalogue of available books and, if you find something you like, find out how to buy it at the ordering page.
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Updates7th January - website updated with sold books removed and a few new ones added.
Also a quick update about catalogues. I feel awful as, so far this year, I've only managed one catalogue but I've had so many books in and GGB have surpassed themselves in numbers of books that I really haven't had the time.
I have, however, been working on the first list of the late Joy Wotton's books which I shall be sending out by email to people on my catalogue lists. I would love to spread this wider so, if anyone has contact with her friends, please let them know in case they're interested.
I have all books listed but am waiting until the first 10 boxes are priced before sending out a list. I reckon this will be January as I've done the first four I think.
Firstly the site has been updated today and includes the new GGBP titles which I have in stock. They are £13 each + post at cost. Payment is on receipt, preferably by BACS transfer but cheque or Paypal also ok.
- Monica Edwards - Storm Ahead (reprint of previous reissue with altered introductions)
- EBD - Chalet Girl from Kenya (reprint of previous reissue with new short story by Lisa Townsend)
- Elizabeth Goudge - Sister of the Angels (reprint of previous reissue with new introductions - a short Christmas story featuring many Henrietta's House characters)
- Phyllis Matthewman - Justice for Jacqueline (first time reissue of the 5th Daneswood School story)
- EBD - Althea joins the CS (reprint of previous reissue with new short story by Lisa Townsend)
- Amy Fletcher - A Guernsey Girl at the CS (new fill-in set between Sisters at the CS and Peace comes to the CS featuring Jacqueline Le Pelley in her last term at school)
November update (edited)
2022 GGB reissues
Antonia Forest - Attic Term (first time reissue of the 9th Marlows' title)
EBD - Top Secret (first time reissue of the final Chudleigh adventure series)
A load more books uploaded today - more of my mother's EJO's, some Winifred Finlays, some Armada Chalet paperbacks and many other books.
The reissued Daring Doranne by EJO (EJO Society £15) and Girls Gone By's Vicki in Venice by Lorna Hill and Peggy of the Chalet School by EBD (£13) will be here soon. I'm taking pre-orders for these now.
I've been adding quite a lot of books recently. I've started (finally) listing my mother's EJ Oxenhams, first editions and many with no other copy I can find online. There are still a lot to add.
I've also been adding some Noel Streatfeild adult titles (almost all inscribed by author, but most fairly musty); some Schoolgirls Own Library booklets; some crime and quite a few long out of print Greyladies and other reissues which I found in a box
4th August 2008 New site uploaded - designed by my daughter
9th May 2002 Original site created
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