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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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More on Peter and Jane

If the slideshow below isn’t quite enough for you, you’ll be relieved to here that I have just about completed the Gallery pages for the original Key Word Readers Books. You’ll find it here I’ve also finished the Gallery pages…

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The Nation Need No Longer Fear …

… acquiring the wrong edition of a Well-Loved Tale on the internet. Yes, that nightmare of purchasing ‘The Princess and the Pea’ on eBay or Amazon, only to find that it isn’t the wonderful version with the fantastic pictures that…

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Later well-loved tales and James May

I’ve just added a new section to my Ladybird Gallery: the later Well Loved Tales.This contains the stories in series 606d which were introduced from 1979 onwards – after Ladybird decided to change the original format from the oh-so-popular original…

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Wingfield and Flog it!

A lady brought in a piece of Harry Wingfield artwork on a recent edition of Floggit! The picture was from ‘Going to School’ and featured Ethel, Wingfield’s wife. The piece was valued at between £600 and £800 – much nearer…

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A Quick Tour through the Well Loved Tales

Uploading a few more pictures to the very slowly progressing project that is my Ladybird Gallery, I played around with the video presentation tool on Picasa and almost by accident ended up posting a video of the 27 original 606d…

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This year’s Christmas quiz.

Better late than never … This year’s Ladybird Books Christmas Quiz is here.Click the white arrow in the green box below. (Below, not the one to the side). Watch the video. Which two featured books are intruders and shouldn’t be…

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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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