Dedicated to old Ladybird books - 1914 -1975
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From Writer to Artist

A few weeks ago I delighted to be given a couple of letters which were written by L du Garde Peach to John Kenny. Now if you love the History series of Ladybird Books, (Series 561) those names will be…

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Home visits

Not everyone likes the internet. There’s something about actually browsing through books, especially old ones, which can’t be reproduced online. I vividly remember a trip to a little bookshop called ‘Peakirk Books’ shortly after I started collecting Ladybird Books. I…

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An interesting way to research

This is a bit different – give it a go: click on the link below: Ladybird Research Drag one of the ‘spots’ and drop on the ‘i’ for a larger snippet of information. To search for info on a term,…

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The Nation Need No Longer Fear …

… acquiring the wrong edition of a Well-Loved Tale on the internet. Yes, that nightmare of purchasing ‘The Princess and the Pea’ on eBay or Amazon, only to find that it isn’t the wonderful version with the fantastic pictures that…

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Later well-loved tales and James May

I’ve just added a new section to my Ladybird Gallery: the later Well Loved Tales.This contains the stories in series 606d which were introduced from 1979 onwards – after Ladybird decided to change the original format from the oh-so-popular original…

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The ‘A Team’

A collection of Ladybird Books. One wall in my study: Panorama of Ladybird Books Sorry Firefox users, this doesn’t seem to work for you.

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What to Look for in Spring?

… Ladybird Books! (surprisingly) Not long now until car-boot sale season … Anyway, On the subject of questions and answers, I’m planning on setting up a new page on my website – Ladybird FAQs. Question number one will be “Where…

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Wingfield and Flog it!

A lady brought in a piece of Harry Wingfield artwork on a recent edition of Floggit! The picture was from ‘Going to School’ and featured Ethel, Wingfield’s wife. The piece was valued at between £600 and £800 – much nearer…

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A Quick Tour through the Well Loved Tales

Uploading a few more pictures to the very slowly progressing project that is my Ladybird Gallery, I played around with the video presentation tool on Picasa and almost by accident ended up posting a video of the 27 original 606d…

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