Dedicated to old Ladybird books - 1914 -1975



Art, Artists, History

B H Robinson – Ladybird artist

I’ve just made a new page about the life and work of the Ladybird artist B H Robinson. He illustrated a large number of books for Ladybird in the late 70s and 80s, including ‘Horses’ ‘Dogs’ and many of the…

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Artists, News & reviews

Martin Aitchison – See Hear

At 2.00 today the BBC programme See Hear will feature an updated interview with one of the best loved Ladybird illustrators (and one of my favourite people) Martin Aitchison.  It will be screened today, 5th September 2012 on BBC 2…

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Artists, History

Toys and Games

Here’s the 4th episode of the story behind some of Robert Ayton’s Ladybird artwork, as told by his nephew. This one is my personal favourite so far, as I loved this book as a child. Click on the book below….

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Artists, History, Uncategorised

Robert Norton Ayton

I’ve added a new biography page to Below you’ll find a biography of Robert Norton Ayton, illustrator of many Ladybird Books from the ‘golden age’ of the 1960s and 70s. You’ll find it here Coming soon: Reminiscences of Ayton’s life…

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Artists, History, Uncategorised

RIP John Berry

I have only just heard that John Berry died just before Christmas, aged 89. When Ladybird was reaching its peak in the 1960s and 70s John Berry was one of the favoured artists. His style is photographic and was the…

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