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More on Peter and Jane

If the slideshow below isn’t quite enough for you, you’ll be relieved to here that I have just about completed the Gallery pages for the original Key Word Readers Books. You’ll find it here I’ve also finished the Gallery pages…

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Something soothing (or terrifying?)

Do the words ‘Peter and Jane’ take you back to a warm, fuzzy, nostalgic place in your memories? The rosy-tinted hues of distant childhood? Or do they remind you of the horrors of primary school, of being tortured into reading…

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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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