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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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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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