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‘A’ is for … Ambulance?

‘A’ isn’t always for ‘apple’.  The question is, was ‘A’ ever for ‘Armoured Train’ ? (Bear with me; this IS leading somewhere). There were lots of different Alphabet books produced by Ladybird over the years and there’s a story that…

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Collectors

Storing or displaying?

Seeing some of my lovely books so beautifully displayed at the De La Warr pavilion recently really made me think about my collection in a new way. These books had been sitting in boxes in my shed for years, if…

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Collectors, Society

Locating Lynn Brailey

Is your name Lynn Brailey? WAS your name Lynn Brailey? Then perhaps you are being sought. Not for anything bad – this is Ladybird Land, for goodness sake.  Let’s go back a stage. Lots of old Ladybird Books have book…

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Collectors

So … what to collect?

Some go for only fiction or only non-fiction. Some for particular series that they remember as a child. Some want to collect only the oldest version of any title. Some want First Editions. Some are interested in all the different…

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Collectors, History

100 years … of what?

It’s finally here. Let the party begin. A centenary of Ladybird Books. It says so here, and here …and here … Radio programmes and newspaper articles and exhibitions and celebratory re-publishing … Some starting now, lots in the pipeline. Expect…

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