James Walsh: Hidden gems of our past



A look at the Ladybird series reveals a far more progressive and clear view of the world than some might think today
DID Ladybird books cause Brexit? Or, to put it in a less clickbaity way, are we searching for a lost past that never existed? And, if so, did these childhood staples help form a nascent vision of a Britain that never was?
This — more or less — was the theme for a talk at London’s Conway Hall on Ladybird Books and Constructing the Future Past of Modern Britain, presented and compered by the BBC’s Samira Ahmed and featuring presentations from John Grindrod, author of... read more

 
18 October 2016 in Editorial, Views: 43
Source: Morning Star
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