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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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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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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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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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Christmas Quiz 2012

… Doesn’t really exist. But it seems a shame to break a tradition of 10 years, so here’s a random a ladybird question. What Ladybird Book ends with the words: ‘She died a few days later’ A cheerful quote for…

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Because I feel I should

  As we’re still in Olympics season I felt I ought to contribute this picture to the national mood. (You’re very welcome).  I don’t like these books, they do nothing for me and they’re really outside my period of interest…

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Stranger than fiction

I was contacted last week by the Secretary of the Leicestershire History Society who wanted a piece on Leicester-born artist John Kenney for their newsletter.  (To Ladybird Book lovers, Kenney is best known for illustrating most of the History series…

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Party Games

Did you see those packs of vintage Ladybird postcards that were on sale around Christmas? I was, of course, tempted by them but then the obvious question was ‘Why?’. I mean, what do you do with a box of Ladybird…

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