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I had to include this even though it’s not a work of fiction. Rather, it’s a compilation of covers from Ladybird books, spanning the last 50 years.

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Ladybird books are every popular – my daughter Jess loves the fairy tales in particular – but seeing ones from previous decades is fascinating and an excuse to wallow in nostalgia. You can sit there, flicking through the covers for hours, checking out fabulous titles such as ‘Danger men’

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DSCF7110Ladybird books are such wonderfully comforting things and have been a part of childhood memories for so many decades, it seems right to celebrate that with this book.

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