I receive so many messages to my website (www.ladybirdflyawayhome.com) from people who had fond memories of Ladybird Books as children, who grew up and threw away their old books – and who now have children (or grandchildren) and want to get the books back to share with them.

My Mum was a teacher, so I grew up with Ladybird Books at home, at school, at Sunday School. They are tied into my childhood. I can remember memorising book 1A of Peter and Jane one night (which doesn’t take much as there’s only one word per page) and my teacher thought a miracle had taken place in that I had learnt to read overnight. I loved the Well Loved Tales series – but I also liked the History books. Queen Elizabeth was my heroine, but I had a soft spot for Oliver Cromwell.

Let me know if you have any memories of these books