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The BBC Blog

I was asked this week to write a post for the BBC TV blog. My post on the BBC Blog is now live: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/tv/posts/The-Ladybird-Books-Story-How-Britain-Got-the-Reading-Bug

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News & reviews, Trivia

I SO did not say …

Just watched today’s Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Be it known …I SO did not say that I had the world’s largest private collection of Ladybird Books!  They just made that up! Here’s the link to the episode on iPlayer.  The…

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Events, News & reviews

Timeshift – BBC4

Rather belatedly, here’s news of some of the Ladybird Land business I mentioned in my last post. Episode 1. The BBC4 Series Timeshift is going to do a whole long documentary on Ladybird Books! They’ve been getting in touch with…

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Events, News & reviews, Trivia

Busy busy in Ladybird Land

The normal tranquillity of Ladybird Land has been rather disrupted lately.  For one reason or another, there have been lots of journalists and programme makers looking into the subject.  The main reason seems to be the forthcoming ‘centenary’ of Ladybird. …

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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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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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Art, News & reviews, Nostalgia

The Night Sky

I received this ‘video response’ today to a Ladybird Book themed video on YouTube. This captures so well the power that a well-pitched, well-written, beautifully illustrated book can have on a child.

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