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Art, History

Facts, thoughts and Ladybird Experts

Facts, thoughts and Ladybird Experts In some ways, the timing couldn’t have been better.  Just as everyone was talking about facts and alternative facts and the state of the world ‘post-fact’ – just when Trump draws our attention to climate…

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Art, Artists

Martin Aitchison, remembered

Martin Aitchison, died this week at the age of 96. You might not know his name, but if you are reading this post, there’s a good chance you remember some of his illustrations for Ladybird Books. Until this week I…

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Art

Why waste a good picture?

It’s easy to get a bit sentimental over many of the golden-age Ladybird book illustrators and lose sight of the fact that they were busy working people, just earning a crust. For the most part, the artists don’t seem to…

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Trivia

Ladybird Travel Adventure – your help needed

Introduction The Little Red Hen in Hambledon A couple of weeks ago a journalist called Steve Clark got in touch.  He was thinking about writing an article about the real scenes captured in Ladybird Books.  Previously he had written a…

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Trivia

Ladybird Book Quiz (Hard)

A Ladybird book quiz.  For confirmed Lady-nerds only as it’s super-challenging. No checking bookshelves, now. Who illustrated the 497 (character defect stories)? What was the last matt book to be published in the Children’s Classics series? How many books in…

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Trivia

Ladybird Book Quiz (Medium)

This Ladybird book quiz is slightly tougher. The challenge is to do this quiz from memory, without recourse to your bookshelves. What are the names of the 2 children in the Travel Adventure series, 587? What colour is Cinderella’s dress…

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