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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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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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Cassettes

Cassettes – remember them? It seems a lot of people do. For a short period, I think between the late 1970s and 1980s, Ladybird started to publish many fiction titles with an accompanying cassette. Occasionally at a car-boot sale I’ll…

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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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Hannibal Seeks a Buyer

Hannibal (The hamster, not the Alps and elephants one) would probably be my pick for the most under-rated Ladybird Book series. The stories are likeable and informative and John Berry’s artwork is fantastic – his photographic style leavenened by the…

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Endearing Indira?

If you often visit eBay – perhaps in quest of Ladybird Books – you might some times have tried searching by ‘Most expensive item first’. If you’ve tried that in recent weeks you might have seen a Ladybird Book ‘Indira…

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And the winner is …

I am proud to announce the winner of this year’s Ladybird Christmas Quiz as … Robert Fearn. Robert, I can send you your grand prize of Ladybird wind chimes if you let me know your address. Here are the answers….

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