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Welcome to Peakirk Books

 Telephone us on (01328) 829944

This year we have decided that anyone who decides to buy their book from us from our own site rather than buying from one of the agencies that stocks our books, can be rewarded by purchasing it 10% cheaper when they buy it directly on our site. To do this just use the code PBST when you make your purchase. We can do this because we do not have to pay the agency commission when you purchase directly from us, so we are passing the saving on to you. (You may only use 1 voucher offer per purchase).

*We are 'old-fashioned' booksellers who used to have a book shop whilst we could make it pay.

*We ARE happy to discuss the books, their content and/or their condition with customers on the telephone (01328 829944) or by e-mail (  because we work full time in the business and we can simply go and get the books off the shelves to answer your queries.

*Customer Service IS important to us

*If these values are important to you please support us, and other professional booksellers like us, such as members of Ibooknet.

If you would like a copy of our occasional news letter by e-mail, just ask on

We usually have in  Stock some 'Specials' which are a little more difficult to catalogue, and so have decided to call them just that - Specials! You will find them under the Topic heading of specials and an example of one is given below.  They are something interesting, and just a bit out of the ordinary.

This Special comprises of 3 items.  The first is a letter written, by hand, by rose Fyleman, the children's author. The letter ison her own addressed writing paper and is dated 1946. It makes reference to a book accompanying it which is item 2 - The signed 1st edition of Adventures with Benghazi (Rose Fyleman). Ms fyleman's handwriting is not the easiest to read, but her letter begins'Here it is at last. Only just out, and advertised - If I'm Pleased - as 'Adventure in Benghazi which I imagine nobody will want to buy!.' she then goes on to discuss other matters including a children's Highway Code for the Protection for Accidents Society that she has been commissioned to do (it was a choice between her and Milne she says). Thus we include item 3 - the Road Safety item she produced which is called Reddy Tail tells you - written by rose Fyleman and illustrated by Emil Weiss, a delightful production with 15 rules for children. The price for all 3 items plus our approximate translation of the letter is 95.00.






We specialise in children and illustrated books in the best condition possible. We stock books which include the following authors:

BB (Watkins-Pitchford).                    Winifred Finlay

Mabel Esther Allan                              Enid Blyton

Dorita Fairlie Bruce                             Gladys Mitchell

Violet Needham                                   EllestonTrevor                                                                                                                                                

 Monica Edwards                                   Elsie Oxenham

Antonia Forest                                     Lorna Hill                                                          

Lorna Hill                                             Malcolm Saville                                      

Welch, Ronald                                     Elinor Brent-Dyer

W E Johns                                            Bodley Head Career Stories

Pamela Mansbridge                            John Pudney

However this is not an exhaustive, we also stock many other authors of children's fiction, with a leaning towards girls school stories, boys school stories, pony stories, children's adventure stories and similar.

Good quality illustrated children's book are also available, especially old editions by authors:

Arthur Rackham
Kay Nielsen

Also lovely illustrated fairy items wanted - books & ephemera.

Although we specialise in children's books we also stock books on:-
General Fiction, Crime Fiction, Sci-Fi, Fantasy Fiction, Transport, History, War & Military, Aircraft, Naval, Trains, Topography, Travel, Brids, Natural History, Country Matters, Sport, Horse's & Horse riding, Angling, Games, Biography, Autobiography, Crafts & Hobbies, Alternative Medicine, Health & Beauty, Art, Architecture, Cookery, Music, Humour, Poetry, Reference, Theatre & TV, True Crime, Supernatural, Maps, Royalty, Antiques, Academic, Psychology, Sociology, Engineering, Politics and many more.


Telephone us on 01328 829944


We also stock new books published by Girls Gone By - publishers of hard to find girls school stories.

Established in 1997 we are a small family run second-hand book business, specialising in 20th century children's books, crime &  detective fiction and with a general stock. Since relocating we no longer have a physical shop, but you can visit our book room by appointment, just phone us on + 44 (0)1328 829944.


 Heather is also a partner in a small ephemera business. The business is called 'Words Gone By - the Vintage Paper Girls', and they buy and sell all types of ephemera including cards, scraps, booklets,broadsheets, catalogues, magazines, games, railwayana, documents, advertisements - in fact almost any old printed matter you can imagine, except stamps. We Sell at St Andrews Hall in  Norfolk, at the Monthly Antiques Fair.  We also do our best to acquire items for people's collections, so please send us your wants. To contact us about items you wish to buy or sell please phone Annette on 01485 518396 or e-mail Heather at

Other sites

Friends of The Chalet School 
http:// - The Reginald Alec Martin Website - He was the author of many childrens books, using a variety of pseudonmyms. Look at this site to discover which ones.

For general enquiries - we are usually here most days keeping normal working hours. However if we are not there, we have a 24 hour answerphone, so just leave a message or send us an e-mail on

Our address is Cherry Tree Lodge. Guist Bottom Road, Stibbard, Fakenham, Norfolk. NR21 0AQ.

New Arrivals
The Adventurous Four Again, Blyton, Enid
The Adventurous Four Again
Blyton, Enid
28.00 GBP
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Adventures At Friendly Farm, How, Ruth W
Adventures At Friendly Farm
How, Ruth W
15.00 GBP
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Dahl, Roald &  Quentin Blake
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Dahl, Roald & Quentin Blake
15.00 GBP
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The Torchbearer, Hann, Mrd A. C. Osborn
The Torchbearer
Hann, Mrd A. C. Osborn
50.00 GBP
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Winnie the Pooh, Milne, A A & Shepard, E H
Winnie the Pooh
Milne, A A & Shepard, E H
400.00 GBP
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The Lakeland Mystery (Originally Title- the Christmas Holiday Mystery), Trease, G
The Lakeland Mystery (Originally Title- the Christmas Holiday Mystery)
Trease, G
95.00 GBP
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The Worst Squadron in France, Rochester, Geo E (Rochester, George E)
The Worst Squadron in France
Rochester, Geo E (Rochester, George E)
125.00 GBP
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Gently in an Omnibus Three Complete Novels of Alan Hunter's Famous Chief Inspector Gently - Gently Does It; Gently through the Mill; Gently in the Sun, Hunter, Alan
Gently in an Omnibus Three Complete Novels of Alan Hunter's Famous Chief Inspector Gently - Gently Does It; Gently through the Mill; Gently in the Sun
Hunter, Alan
50.00 GBP
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Fourpenny Fair, Shaw, Jane
Fourpenny Fair
Shaw, Jane
25.00 GBP
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