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The first of the Three Railway Engine original books to collect!
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The first book released in The Railway Series
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A rare and collectable treasure, the three railway engines first edition has been re-released as this premium book. As the first book ever released from The Railway Series by Rev. W. Awdry, the book introduces Edward, Gordon, Henry and their life on the railway. Grownups will know everybody’s favourite little blue tank doesn’t make an appearance in this edition, but as the first book of the Railway Series, it’s a must-have to start off anyone’s collection.
As a special, personalised edition, the book itself features the individual’s name on the cover and written along the top of each page. Every time the recipient reads the story, they’ll be filled with pride at seeing their name featured throughout. Including a special Message on the title page, the book features C. Reginald Dalby’s original illustrations, remastered in this collector’s edition.
How to Personalise The Three Railway Engines First Edition
Personalise with any name up to 12 characters, and a personal message of two lines, up to 40 characters per line.
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Ordered and paid for a book for my mother, promised delivery was july 16-21. Today is the 26th and your website has no info on my order, nothing, and obviously no delivery. Yet, my bank account clearly shows a $99.98 payment to inthebook on july 7, 2021. Hello?
John lilley26 Jul 2021
Ordered a personalised book for my 4…
Ordered a personalised book for my 4 year old grandsons birthday, i included a message inside , the encyclopaedia had some very informative bits of information , and bright colours. A nice personalised present to keep.
Very happy with it
Susanne Smith26 Jul 2021
Excellent service & arrived when they…
Excellent service & arrived when they promised - would highly recommend
John26 Jul 2021
Unacceptable delivery length especially for paid delivery
I purchased 2 baby books on 05/07/2021 and paid £4.99 for the delivery. The delivery suppose to arrive between 7 and 9 of July, 2021. I bought these books for my pregnant wife birthday on the 13/07/2021. I received the item on 22/07/2021 which already way passed my wife birthday. My worst online shopping experience ever!
Sinead Whelan26 Jul 2021
A great gift for football fans!!
A great gift for football fans!!! So beautifully presented and delivered within days.