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Toys and Games

I was delighted to be sent this picture this week. Does it jog any memories? The picture was posed for one of the illustations of classic Ladybird Book ‘Toys and Games to Make’ (first published in 1966). The child in…

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Happy Birthday Martin Aitchison

Today is Martin Aitchison‘s 90th birthday. Martin started illustrating for Ladybird in the 1960s and was one of the main illustrators for over 25 years. He is one of only a couple of key players from Ladybird’s mega-successful days in…

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Google doesn’t love me

Any day now, Google is going to change the way that it provides search results. I’ve taken a look at where my websites/blog will be after the changeover – and they go plummeting down the listings for some reason. A…

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Ladybird Life – in video

I’ve just come across the wonderful archive clip. I think it was made by Harvard University to ‘represent’ English life in 1949. But isn’t it quintessentially Ladybird? How many different classic Ladybird books can you see echoed in this clip?…

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