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Things to Make and Do …

What do you do with a lovely old Ladybird Book that is totally clapped out and unusable?  I mean, scribbles on pages, missing pages … beyond redemption? Do you, like me, still find it hard to throw them away? The…

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Collectors, Trivia

Flight 7

The wonders of photoshop. No, dear Ladybird collector friends, you’re quite right. There are only 6 books in the series. My son made it for me as a goodbye present.

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Collectors, News & reviews, Trivia

Batty Ladybird Woman

A rather cringe-worthy Daily Mirror feature today And they’ve made the 3 years older than I am!  The indignity! My brother isn’t too pleased about being accused of vandalism by the Daily Mirror (Ok, by his sister). Look out in…

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Collectors, History

Puffin Picture Books

Why did Ladybird become so successful through the 1950s and 60s? With the steer of Douglas Keen, Ladybird began to commission more and more non-fiction titles.  These titles clearly filled a gap in the educational market and I have read…

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Collectors

Lists

How often does the back cover of a Ladybird Book show that it has been as a tick list by a young owner, at some time in its life? Book vandalism, of course. But then the Ladybird Book collector should…

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Buying & selling, Collectors, Uncategorised

Hay-on-Wye

Have you ever been to Hay-on-Wye? If you love books, you have to visit at least once. And once is never enough. Hay is a very small, pretty town just across the Herefordshire border, in Powys, Mid-Wales. The area is…

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Buying & selling, Collectors, Trivia

Cassettes

Cassettes – remember them? It seems a lot of people do. For a short period, I think between the late 1970s and 1980s, Ladybird started to publish many fiction titles with an accompanying cassette. Occasionally at a car-boot sale I’ll…

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