Ladybird

Ladybird Books are 100 Years Old

24I probably did read some of these as reading books, but for us, my brothers and sister and I, these were the first history books we read.  I think of them as 50 pages long with 25 illustrations, and I wonder how the Englishness of them skewed my early reading of history.  Still I learned a lot and had some background.  My rel favourites were the ones on the history of football, cricket as well as a whole series on the different monarchs and historical periods. There are still a good number of them on the shelves at my parents’ house.

This is prompted by an article on the English at Reading Blog

http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/english-at-reading/2015/01/16/the-bbc-celebrates-ladybird-books/

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