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Two more broadsheets have printed full obituaries to Douglas Keen this week. Here are the online versions: The Times The Independent Following The Guardian obit, readers wrote letters for days afterwards saying why Ladybird had been important for them too….

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The Daily Mail article

Here’s the link to the online version of the article on Douglas Keen, which was published in the Daily Mail today.

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Last Word

I’m pleased to say that BBC Radio 4 decided to feature a Douglas Keen’s life on the programme ‘Last Word’ this week. I got a phone call on Wednesday asking if I’d be interviewed for the programme – apparently to…

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Why the silence?

Douglas Keen was a remarkable man who lived a remarkable life. He was: visionary; arguably the main reason for the transformation of Ladybird from jobbing printers to publishing phenomenon the man who led Ladybird to enter the market of non-fiction…

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