Dedicated to old Ladybird books - 1914 -1975

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A Tribute to Douglas Keen

Part of the spoken tribute at his funeral, by his daugher – The Ladybird Years It’s not an exaggeration to say that Douglas invented Ladybird books. He didn’t invent the format – that was around since 1941; but the image…

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Robert Ayton

Robert Ayton was one of the main illustrators for Ladybird Books during the ‘golden years’ of the 1960s and 70s. You can read more about Robert here.  

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Robert Lumley

Robert Lumley was born in Southwark, London, in 1920, the elder of two surviving children. The family moved frequently between London and his father’s native Tyneside, chasing work. Young Robert made the best of an itinerant life, joining the Scouts…

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Martin Aitchison

Martin Aitchison was born in Staffordshire in 1919. He was educated at Ellesmere College, Shropshire where his profound deafness hindered his academic education. However,his precocious artistic talent took him first to Birmingham School of Art and then to the Slade…

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