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Ladybird Books

ladybird2Ladybird books were all printed and published in Loughborough, UK.

The company was set up by local writers and industrialists early in the 1900s (to promote ideals of enlightenment and education) and went on to employ a significant proportion of the town’s population in typesetting, formatting, distribution etc.

The books quickly became a national phenomenon, with the cheap-to-produce, cheap-to-buy series proving an easy shelf-filler in primary schools across the country.

Unfortunately, the firm was taken over in the 1990s by some penny-pinching amoral bastards who decreed the company was unprofitable and
closed the whole plant down.