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Christmas Quiz 2011 Winner

And this year’s winner is …Sangitha Vineeth – who sent her screenshot from India, with a day of my opening the quiz. Sangitha, if you want to send me your address, I’ll post you your prize (but don’t hold your…

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Notebooks

   The company Ladybird, having taken a number of years to feel anything but embarrassment about the National Treasure status of old Ladybird Book imagery, has had a volte-face. In the last few years, especially at Christmas, an increasing range…

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An app for THAT?

Yes, what was the wait all about? Of course, there’s now a Ladybird Book app. No, not made by me. It’s produced by the people who now own the Ladybird name, the Longman Group. And it’s actually very good! Whilst…

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First and Last

Son goes back to school tomorrow and so we begin turning our attention to What to Look for in Autumn. Not the last day of the holidays for me. For me it’s the last week before I go on holiday…

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The Digital Ladybird

In the week that there has been much discussion on the future of the book in a world of eBooks I thought you might like to see this article from The Guardian, on the Ladybird brand’s venture into the digital…

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Ask me a question

Here’s a Question and Answer application that I was experimenting with for work. I didn’t originally intend to share it as it looks like a bit of an ego-trip. But having created it and had a few people ask me…

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A Ladybird Books promotion – new and old?

Collect tokens for free Ladybird children’s books – mirror.co.uk via kwout The newspaper The Mirror’s latest collaborative promotion. I wonder if this promotion might encourage people to think back to the ‘real’ Ladybird Books of their childhood? (See my previous…

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A new Ladybird article

In March’s edition of ‘Home and Antiques Magazine’ (BBC) there’s an article on ‘charming Ladybird Books’. It’s subtitled Instant Expert and has been put together by Antiques Roadshow presenter Katherine Higgins – with a little help from a few Ladybods…

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