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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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Ladybird Christmas Quiz 2011

So here we are again. This year I’ve made a version of ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’.You’ll find it here. Sorry the questions don’t start easy and get steadily harder – the application randomises them. Want a prize this…

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Hay-on-Wye

Have you ever been to Hay-on-Wye? If you love books, you have to visit at least once. And once is never enough. Hay is a very small, pretty town just across the Herefordshire border, in Powys, Mid-Wales. The area is…

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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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Sorry I’m late

Happy Easter! I’ve been away for several days and didn’t had access to a webcam so apologies to those of you who left messages on the audio Q&A below. I’ve just caught up now with 4 new responses if you…

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