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Art, History

How it works: the special stamp

Let’s be honest, in this sad and sorry world, there’s not a lot of work out there for a Ladybird book consultant.  But they say every dog has its day.  Sometimes a commission comes along that matches a niche interest…

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Mummy through the decades

Recently I’ve been taking a closer look at how family members are shown across the decades in Ladybird Book. ‘Mummy’ in the 40s 50s and even 60s is often a very glamorous creature – very slender and with wonderfully coiffered…

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Trivia

This year’s Ladybird Christmas Quiz

That time of year again?How did that happen? Anyway, this year’s quiz, in the true spirit of Ladybird, is non-competetive. There are no prizes on offer – except the prize of the warm flush of triumph which accompanies the knowledge…

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Toys and Games

I was delighted to be sent this picture this week. Does it jog any memories? The picture was posed for one of the illustations of classic Ladybird Book ‘Toys and Games to Make’ (first published in 1966). The child in…

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Ladybird Books in ITA

I received this message last week: “I am trying to find a book to buy written in ITA. I learned ITA at school from 1965 to about 1968. I think it must have been pretty new then because when I…

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Art, Collectors

The value of old Ladybird Books

I don’t know if more people are interested in old Ladybird Books, but more people seem to be interested in them as money making collectables. Although I’ve been getting fewer enquiries about buying books recently, I have had many more…

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Well what else is there to do …

… on a wet day in July? To identify a word/phrase, just click on the first and last letter. Free Word Search PuzzlesMake Your Own Word Search

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I’ve just discovered …

… another interesting site: exhibitone A fairly random and very nicely made image gallery of odd classic Ladybird Books – presumably from the creator’s own collection. Nice because it gives you a peek inside the books – and the pictures…

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