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Ladybone Flip Books

Ladybone Flipbooks™ is the latest innovation from THE THREADBONE PRESS.  Using our patent Flip™ engine families (max 2 children) can now enjoy their favourite adventures in an even more engaging form.  Flip the pages and follow Brian, Edna and Amanda as they journey through life improving themselves, their flawed relatives and even the world!

Subscriptions to this service start from as little as £20 per month or £250 per year.

THREADBONE PRESS technicians standing next to the Flip™ Engine digital computer which is capable of producing a new Ladybone Flip Book every 36 hours. Each  new Flip Book™ requires the attention of 4 programmers, 8 electronic engineers and 2 digital design consultants not to mention the cooks, cleaners and administrative officers who keep the whole operation in seamless harmony

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Brian's Good Deed

Join Brian and his friends Edna and Amanda in another improving tale especially designed for impressionable youngsters.

Jetting off to a small island far away, plucky Brian and his chums take on a bearded revolutionary as well as a comic Russian politician as they try to improve the bio-ethical species diversity of this special little place.

Suitable for ages 13 and above.

 
Amanda Writes A Letter

Join Amanda in another improving tale especially designed for impressionable youngsters.

A somewhat solitary and cerebral young lady, Amanda has ambitions to be a great publisher and so one day writes a letter to the Bursar of Magdalene College, Cambridge to seek his kindly and insightful advice. Read with suprise the outcome of her audacious act!

Suitable for girls aged 13 and above
 
Edna takes Charge

Join family favourite Edna in another instructive and morally improving tale especially designed for impressionable youngsters with inadequate parents.

Increasingly irritated by her cousin Brian's fixation on becoming a famous Professor of Culinary bio-ethics and her feckless single mother's wayward lifestyle, plucky Edna decides to take charge!

Suitable for girls aged 13 and above
 
Brian, Edna and Amanda Do Christmas

Join our favourite friends as they negotiate the delights and challenges of Christmas saddled with a feckless single mother and her friend Donald.

Excited by the prospect of relishing the joys of our Saviour's birth but worried about the bio-ethical and ecological implications of non-recyclable packaging, Brian, Edna and Amanda must try their best to survive the festive season!

Suitable for girls and (some) boys aged 13 and above
 
Brian Goes to Switzerland

Join Brian and his new friend Shelley-Lulette as they go off on adventure to Switzerland.  

Bored by an endless series of failed culinary-bio-ethical experiments and concerned about changes in his friend Amanda, Brian goes off in search of adventure only to discover smelly foreigners, strange hotel lifts and an even stranger group of FIFA executives

Suitable for girls and (some) boys aged 13 and above
 
 
Brian's Book of Interesting Buildings

Join Brian as he explores the exciting world ofmodern  modern buildings and explore for yourself the many associations (good and not so good) which particular buildings have for him.

Royal Dorset Society of Arts approved, this challenging but wholesome tale has much to offer child and reader alike.
 
Suitable for parents aged 16 and above
Brian, Edna and Amanda Do Christmas
Join our favourite friends as they negotiate the delights and challenges of Christmas saddled with a feckless single mother and her friend Donald.
Excited by the prospect of relishing the joys of our Saviour's birth but worried about the bio-ethical and ecological implications of non-recyclable packaging, Brian, Edna and Amanda must try their best to survive the festive season!
Suitable for girls and (some) boys aged 13 and above
Let's Turn Roger Into ...

Join Roger as he learns to understand and deal with the issues that confront a young man on the brink of adolescence.  Learn with him as he explores his sexuality, place in society and career prospects and delight in this frank, sympathetic and helpful guide to growing up in modern Dorset.

Royal Dorset Institute for Children’s Health [Guy’s Marsh] approved this challenging but wholesome tale has much to offer child and reader alike.
 
Suitable for parents aged 16 and above
 
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Amanda Writes A Letter
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Culinary Bio-ethics for the under 5s
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Brian Goes to Switzerland
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Shelley Lulette' Big Night Out
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Growing Up Normally
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Reggie's Perfect Day

Join Maurice, Mabel, Cora, Xanthe, Brian, Edna and Amanda as they go on a mission to cheer up Reggie and restore him to full sea-worthiness as the friends plan a trio round the harbour!
 
Suitable for children of all ages (particularly 3-4) .                                             Sponsored by The Thrupessori Schools Project
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The Hotel Dog

Join Brian and Shelley-Lulette as they holiday on the Greek island of Zakynthos as they go on a mission to cheer up Reggie and restore him to full sea-worthiness as the friends plan a trio round the harbour!
 
Suitable for children of all ages (particularly 6-10) .                                             Sponsored by The Thrupessori Schools Project
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The Tale of Mr Cockle and Mrs Tinkle by Botox Porter

Favourite Victorian authoress and celebrity spinster Botox Porter first published The Tale of Mr Cockle and Mrs Tinkle in 1887.  This much-loved tale was Selfridge's equivalent of a "bestseller" staying in the Favourite Books by Celebrity Victorian Spinsters Chart until 1943 when it was displaced by The Troublesome Two Do One To Adolf.  Newly re-illustrated and "updated" for a modern audience,  The Tale of Mr Cockle and Mrs TInkle is a must-have for the Christmas stocking!!
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