Saturday, 8 December 2007

Ladybird Christmas Quiz

This year's Ladybird Christmas Quiz is here:
If you've got a decent collection of Ladybird Books to consult (or don't mind having a few guesses) have a go.

Having completed the quiz, the first letter of every correct answer, when correctly arranged, will give the name of a Christmas character from a Ladybird Book. The first person to email me this word will join a small and select band of Christmas Quiz winners and win a Ladybird clip (worth about 10p!)

Good luck and Happy Christmas

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

A video history

To do something a bit different, I've made a video history of Ladybird Books in the 20th century - which you'll find here:

It's very homespun and you'll need to turn the volume right up to hear it, but I had fun trying to make it - if nothing else!

Saturday, 1 December 2007

Martin Aitchison's artwork

I've just put the (almost) finishing touches to a brand new gallery of artwork by the wonderful Ladybird Book artist, Martin Aitchison. Martin, now 88, was one of the most prolific of Ladybird's artists during the 'golden years' of the 1960s and 70s. He has recently released for sale a large batch of pieces of original Ladybird Book artwork dating between the 60s and 90s and its these pictures you can see in the new-look gallery of his website. Take a look here. Great for window shopping if nothing else.

We've finally heard back from the Antiques Roadshow - and we haven't made it to the show. Too much material for one programme. Ah well. It was good fun.

Now, if I don't want to break a 6-year tradition I must set to work to prepare a Ladybird Christmas quiz. Something a bit different this year ... but what?