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An afternoon with John Kenney

Last week I spent an afternoon surrounded by the artwork of the Ladybird artist John Kenney.  I went to The MERL (Museum of English Rural Life) in Reading where the Special Collections are stored.  I’ve talked about MERL and the…

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How Ladybird books taught me about flowers

Flowers didn’t feature much in my childhood. Our garden was tiny, my parents both worked and money was rather tight. We lived in a street of terraced houses, surrounded by similar streets – a perfectly pleasant environment in many ways…

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Art, Artists

Ronald Lampitt

Of all the ‘golden age’ Ladybird artists, it could be argued that Ronald Lampitt has the most distinctive style.  He never received formal art training and it is interesting to speculate whether, had he attended art college, something of this…

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