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THE PYE W15FM/C WESTMINSTER, A FRANCIS-BARNETT FALCON AND THE LADYBIRD BOOK!
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Ladybird books really bring back the golden days of childhood - learning to read, discovering the magic of books, and growing up. It is more than sixty years since the first familiar pocket sized full colour Ladybird saw the light of day in 1940, during the Second World War with an animal series called Bunnikins and all for half a crown. Ladybird books stayed at half a crown (2 shillings and sixpence = 12 pence today) for thirty years, because the 56 page standardised format (made from just one sheet size 40 inches by 30 inches) meant that quality books...