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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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News & reviews, Trivia

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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Trivia

Spot the Ladybird – your help needed

I’m often asked to help someone identify a dearly remembered book from the odd line or description of a picture.  Often I can do it – but this one may be a bit modern for me.  Can anyone help? Ladybird…

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