When I was a kid, I used to get a Ladybird book every week (if I was good) instead of sweets. There must be dozens of them at my parents house, unless they’ve got rid of them all! These books, released by Ladybird in the late 70s, early 80s, are some of those in a series of ‘How it Works…’.
Mine were a present from A two Christmasses ago. I think they look brilliant, but so far they’ve just sat on our bookshelf, which seems a shame. I would like to display them somehow, but am lacking space and ideas!
Obviously in the Sixties the new and exciting mode of transport was… the hovercraft! It’s not been quite the success that was anticipated, as we don’t now travel around by personal hovercraft, but at the time it must have been worthy of inclusion in this series. I think I’d quite like to travel around on my personal pink, purple and orange hovercraft!
The final book in my collection is also my favourite: the Computer. Rumour has it that a limited edition of these were produced for the Ministry of Defence, presumably to inform employees about the exciting technology of computers. I’m not sure how true this is, but it’s a nice little anecdote.