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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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A new dawn

Martin Aitchison has just released another 9 pieces of original 1970s Peter and Jane artwork for sale on his website. You can see them here: www.MartinAtichison.co.ukThere are some really great one there. Also I have made a small clip about…

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Ladybird prints

I see that Ladybird have now started to sell prints of their artwork archive: Ladybird prints There are hours of fun to be had here, browsing through some wonderful prints. I think I would have spent quite a lot of…

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The Impatient Horse

Last week the BBC forwarded on to me a letter from the son of George Murray, author of probably the rarest Ladybird Book for collectors: The Impatient Horse. It was a lovely letter and in it he mentioned the origins…

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Fickle fame

It was great fun being famous for a whole day or two! My son enjoyed being treated as a celebrity for about the same time. But I’m afraid my 15 minutes of fame seem to have worn off. On Monday…

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Hooray for the Antiques Roadshow!

We got a letter today from the BBC saying that there is to be a second programme made from the footage of the Modern Collectables edition of the Antiques Roadshow, filmed in the summer and that our clip is to…

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