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Events, News & reviews

Timeshift – BBC4

Rather belatedly, here’s news of some of the Ladybird Land business I mentioned in my last post. Episode 1. The BBC4 Series Timeshift is going to do a whole long documentary on Ladybird Books! They’ve been getting in touch with…

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Events, News & reviews, Trivia

Busy busy in Ladybird Land

The normal tranquillity of Ladybird Land has been rather disrupted lately.  For one reason or another, there have been lots of journalists and programme makers looking into the subject.  The main reason seems to be the forthcoming ‘centenary’ of Ladybird. …

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Art, Artists, History

B H Robinson – Ladybird artist

I’ve just made a new page about the life and work of the Ladybird artist B H Robinson. He illustrated a large number of books for Ladybird in the late 70s and 80s, including ‘Horses’ ‘Dogs’ and many of the…

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Trivia

Christmas Quiz 2012

… Doesn’t really exist. But it seems a shame to break a tradition of 10 years, so here’s a random a ladybird question. What Ladybird Book ends with the words: ‘She died a few days later’ A cheerful quote for…

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Artists, News & reviews

Martin Aitchison – See Hear

At 2.00 today the BBC programme See Hear will feature an updated interview with one of the best loved Ladybird illustrators (and one of my favourite people) Martin Aitchison.  It will be screened today, 5th September 2012 on BBC 2…

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Trivia

Because I feel I should

  As we’re still in Olympics season I felt I ought to contribute this picture to the national mood. (You’re very welcome).  I don’t like these books, they do nothing for me and they’re really outside my period of interest…

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Trivia

Stranger than fiction

I was contacted last week by the Secretary of the Leicestershire History Society who wanted a piece on Leicester-born artist John Kenney for their newsletter.  (To Ladybird Book lovers, Kenney is best known for illustrating most of the History series…

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Collecting Ladybird books, History

Puffin Picture Books

Why did Ladybird become so successful through the 1950s and 60s? With the steer of Douglas Keen, Ladybird began to commission more and more non-fiction titles.  These titles clearly filled a gap in the educational market and I have read…

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