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The BBC 2 programme ‘See Hear’ is planning to make a Ladybird feature “along the lines of a montage of illustrations, photos of children through the ages reading Ladybird books”. ‘See Hear’ is a deaf magazine programme presented entirely in…

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The FT-reading collector

Do you collect Ladybird Books? Do you read the Financial Times? I have been contacted by a journalist who is considering writing a feature on Ladybird Book collecting. If you have the sort of job typically associated with an FT…

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Some oddities

Well, what a washout this car-boot season has proved to be! No interesting finds at any of the few that weren’t rained off. I have come across a couple of other oddities in the last couple of months, though. The…

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Your thoughts on reading schemes

Did Peter and Jane do it for you? Ladybird Books are looking for help from parents and carers. Please read the following message from Shaleeza on behalf of Ladybird: *Free Ladybird book !* Dear Parents/Carers, My name is Shaleeza and…

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Describing old books

“Tootles the Taxi, in mint condition (no spine, missing page 3)” Ok, I made that one up. But bookselling is now no longer the province only of the professional. Now that books are bought and freely sold on the internet,…

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A new exhibition

The dates of the next Martin Aitchison exhibition – this summer – have been published. His website states: “The next exhibition of Martin Aitchison Ladybird artwork will place between July 2008, between 1st – 27th inclusive, at Newby Hall in…

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Can anyone help?

Someone has contacted me, trying to find a book. The only lines they recall are: “Porridge piping hot with cream on, How they loved it, weren’t they glad” This person believed that these lines came from Piggly Plays Truant –…

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New Stuff

On my website I’ve added quite a few new bits recently, so here’s a summary. John Murray, son of the writer of The Impatient Horse sent me some background to the writing of the story – which has become perhaps…

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Well it works for me!

What a beautiful sight! These are two pieces of original Ladybird artwork which I acquired recently. I’ve picked up lots of different pieces over the years, but none has ever quite hit the Ladybird spot the way these two do….

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Car Boot Season

The fine weather cometh and what does that mean? Car boot sale season is upon us again. Last year was a bit of a wash out – too much rain, too many muddy fields, too few boot sales so I’ve…

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