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Welcome to Peakirk Books

 Telephone us on (01328) 829944


We have decided to continue trying to encourage our customers to use our own site for purchases, and so the offer of 10% discount for anyone who decides to buy their book/s  here, rather than buying it from one of the agencies that stocks our books such as ABE or amazon, stays throughout 2017. To do this just use the code PBST2 when you make your purchase. (You may only use 1 voucher offer per purchase, so please do not try and use this along with another code).


Stuck for an idea for Christmas? As well as our usual huge range of books, we have come across the following item from 'times gone by'. These were produced in 1946 by a Norwich Publisher for a Norfolk Author who has become more famously known for writing the George Gently Crime series that has recently been televised (and the location changed on TV). Anyhow, I digress.. Alan Hunter wrote a book called The Norwich Poems. He called them 'his attempt to sketch in verse something of the aspect, Legends & Noteables of the City'. We have been fortunate enough to acquire a few of the 2nd edition copies of these (1946) that were never sold, and so are in unread excellent condition, and the decorated Christmas Envelopes that they were intended to be posted out in as Christmas Presents - also never used. They were produced in 8vo paperback with dustwrapper form and we have just put them on our website for sale - just look them up in quick search in the usual way. We are selling them at 28.00 each - and would make a lovely Christmas present for someone.




We are old fashioned book sellers that used to have a physical second hand book shop whilst we could make it pay. Now we trade by Internet and PBFA book fairs.


*We ARE happy to discuss the books, their content and/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            

Books Wanted                    

We are especially looking for 1st edition Enid Blytons in dustwrappers at present. Also required are early editions of childrens classics,

and good quality illustrated books.

 We are also seeking good quality crime fiction in duswrappers including Agatha Christie, particularly earlier works, and crime fiction pre 1960's, the earlier the better!

 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.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. However Generally  We are not looking to buy in these areas.


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 Words Gone By - 01328 829944 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 Arrivales
Rosamund's Victory A Romance of the Abbey Girls
Oxenham, Elsie Jeanette & Victor Cooley
17.00 GBP
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Dancer on Holiday
Hill, Lorna
13.00 GBP
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THE GIRL'S OWN ANNUAL Illustrated - Vol. XXXXII (42), Klickmann, Flora; (Ed) ; Garnett, E E; Feuvre, Amy Le; Moberly, L G; Hayllar, Jessie H. ; Thornton, Marion E. Winslow, Thyra, S.
THE GIRL'S OWN ANNUAL Illustrated - Vol. XXXXII (42)
Klickmann, Flora; (Ed) ; Garnett, E E; Feuvre, Amy Le; Moberly, L G; Hayllar, Jessie H. ; Thornton, Marion E. Winslow, Thyra, S.
30.00 GBP
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The Holiday Adventurers, Lethbridge, Peter
The Holiday Adventurers
Lethbridge, Peter
50.00 GBP
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The School At Skelton Hall, Brent-Dyer, Elinor
The School At Skelton Hall
Brent-Dyer, Elinor
80.00 GBP
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Blitz Kids, Mordaunt, Elinor
Blitz Kids
Mordaunt, Elinor
60.00 GBP
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The Norwich Poems 1943-44, Hunter, Alan
The Norwich Poems 1943-44
Hunter, Alan
28.00 GBP
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Michael Graham: Police Constable, Hunter, John
Michael Graham: Police Constable
Hunter, John
10.00 GBP
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The Robbers, Bawden, Nina; Illus Keeping, Charles
The Robbers
Bawden, Nina; Illus Keeping, Charles
4.00 GBP
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Tom Sharman and His College Chums, Keen, J O
Tom Sharman and His College Chums
Keen, J O
25.00 GBP
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Milly-Molly-Mandy and Billy Blunt, Brisley, Joyce Lankester
Milly-Molly-Mandy and Billy Blunt
Brisley, Joyce Lankester
50.00 GBP
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Grave Mistake, Marsh, Ngaio
Grave Mistake
Marsh, Ngaio
10.00 GBP
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Rustlers in the New Forest, Berrisford, Judith M.
Rustlers in the New Forest
Berrisford, Judith M.
12.00 GBP
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Captain Jim, Bruce, Mary Grant
Captain Jim
Bruce, Mary Grant
25.00 GBP
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The Elusive Grasshopper (Author Signed Copy), Saville, Malcolm
The Elusive Grasshopper (Author Signed Copy)
Saville, Malcolm
95.00 GBP
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