Dedicated to old Ladybird books - 1914 -1975

Category

Uncategorised

Uncategorised

Artist Frank Humphris

I feel a bit of guilt about Frank Humphris. Until now he wasn’t mentioned on my Ladybird Artists‘ web page and he isn’t currently featured in my Ladybird Artists exhibition. My website and the exhibition focus on the golden-age artists…

Read more
Uncategorised

Roger Hall

Roger Hall was born in 1914. He began his career at a tender age, painting publicity images for front of house displays in cinemas from the age of 15.  He was a self-taught artist and would spend his weekends studying…

Read more
Uncategorised

Ladybird exhibitions

I bring joyful tidings regarding two different Ladybird book exhibitions which are coming up this year. 1) An exhibition about Ladybird Books in Reading, opening soon. 2) MY exhibition – ‘The Wonderful World of the Ladybird Book Artists’, taking place…

Read more
Uncategorised

Readers Digest and hidden treasure

Once upon a time, when you were young and your parents took you to visit grown-up friends and family, you were probably often bored.  No smartphones or computers and very limited children’s TV programming.  If there were no children around,…

Read more
Uncategorised

How Ladybird books taught me about flowers

Flowers didn’t feature much in my childhood. Our garden was tiny, my parents both worked and money was rather tight. We lived in a street of terraced houses, surrounded by similar streets – a perfectly pleasant environment in many ways…

Read more
Uncategorised

A slice of humble pie

As I said in my last post, I don’t believe a Ladybird Book ever existed where, in teaching the alphabet, ‘A’ stood for Armoured Train. Daft notion. Although a rumour of its existence has circulated for years, I’ve seen how…

Read more
Uncategorised

Sorry!

The first thing I want to say is ‘Sorry’.  Just recently I feel as if, especially on Twitter, I’ve been talking about myself, rather than books – far too much.   All I can say in my defence is that this…

Read more
Trivia, Uncategorised

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…

Read more
Close
error: