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Maidstone Museum: A Ladybird Childhood

Maidstone Museum’s new exhibition: A Ladybird Childhood is having its preview tonight and opening tomorrow.  I’d love to go to the preview – but it’s just to far from Hertfordshire in Friday evening traffic.  I’m sure I’ll make it down…

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Trivia

Review of the week and new year’s resolution

It’s very satisfying to see the steep climb in visits to my website following the Timeshift Ladybird Books documentary last week. The programme led me to review my website and to realise how horribly neglected it has been in recent…

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Ladybird posh-frocks

Which is your favourite Ladybird ‘frock’? Cinderella: pink silk and rosebuds Cinderella: blue satin and net Cinderella: white and gold net Cinderella: grey ‘new look’ rags Cinderella: purple ‘going-away’ dress Beauty: blue and white cotten Sleeping Beauty: gold silk Rapunzel:…

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Events, History

Amidst all the kerfuffle

about the Timeshift documentary, a reminder of the forthcoming Ladybird ‘Centenary’: http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/plans-pipeline-mark-ladybird-books-6414378

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News & reviews, Trivia

Woman’s Hour, Radio 4 today

Just back from the BBC studio in Luton where I was asked to contribute to Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. If was all very easy and straightforward – turn up, sound-check, answer a few questions, go home. But it was something…

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Events, News & reviews

The BBC Blog

I was asked this week to write a post for the BBC TV blog. My post on the BBC Blog is now live: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/tv/posts/The-Ladybird-Books-Story-How-Britain-Got-the-Reading-Bug

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I SO did not say …

Just watched today’s Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Be it known …I SO did not say that I had the world’s largest private collection of Ladybird Books!  They just made that up! Here’s the link to the episode on iPlayer.  The…

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