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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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Trivia

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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Trivia

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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News & reviews, Trivia

Woman’s Hour, Radio 4 today

Just back from the BBC studio in Luton where I was asked to contribute to Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. If was all very easy and straightforward – turn up, sound-check, answer a few questions, go home. But it was something…

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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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Trivia

Spot the Ladybird – your help needed

I’m often asked to help someone identify a dearly remembered book from the odd line or description of a picture.  Often I can do it – but this one may be a bit modern for me.  Can anyone help? Ladybird…

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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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