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Frock Wars. And the winner is …

In these degenerate times, a matter of great debate for many of us is not Global Warming, the Middle East, or Britain’s relationship with the EU but which of Cinderella’s 3 ball-dressses is the prettiest. Although it always struck me…

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Answers to the Christmas Quiz

Here are the full pictures.  Congratulations to this year’s Wise Robin – Anthea!  Peter and Jane: 5a Coco the Caravan – from ‘Tootles the Taxi’ Smoke and Fluff Snow White and Rose Red What to Look for in Summer The…

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Christmas Quiz 2014

Here’s this year’s Ladybird Book Christmas Quiz. It doesn’t have very much anything to do with Christmas, but I ran out of inspiration. Very simply – I’ve taken some of the pictures that I’ve posted on Twitter this year and…

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Collectors, Trivia

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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Flight 7 – Helen goes to China

On Monday I’m off to China for 3 weeks. I’m leaving husband and son behind and am going with a Chinese friend. Preparing for the trip, it occurred to me how little there is in all the Ladybird series about…

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Art, Society, Trivia

It never rains in Ladybird Land

Recently it has been raining.  You may have noticed.Raining a lot. Of course, it never rains in Ladybird Land.  Ladybird Land is a place of eternal spring flowers and sunny picnics and games with boats down by the friendly river….

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Review of the week and new year’s resolution

It’s very satisfying to see the steep climb in visits to my website following the Timeshift Ladybird Books documentary last week. The programme led me to review my website and to realise how horribly neglected it has been in recent…

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Ladybird posh-frocks

Which is your favourite Ladybird ‘frock’? Cinderella: pink silk and rosebuds Cinderella: blue satin and net Cinderella: white and gold net Cinderella: grey ‘new look’ rags Cinderella: purple ‘going-away’ dress Beauty: blue and white cotten Sleeping Beauty: gold silk Rapunzel:…

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