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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun May 15th, 2011, 2:22 am

May 15: The 120th Anniversary of the Birth of Mikhail Bulgakov (Russia)
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Post by SGM » Sun May 15th, 2011, 9:49 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]I didn't know who he is either, but he created the Mister Men/Little Misses children's books, which are hugely popular in the UK.[/quote]

He was the UK's top selling author for several years which must indicate something about the market for books for very young kids. The TV programmes probably helped.
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Post by Madeleine » Sun May 15th, 2011, 11:21 am

[quote=""SGM""]He was the UK's top selling author for several years which must indicate something about the market for books for very young kids. The TV programmes probably helped.[/quote]

I think it's got something of a cult following too :rolleyes: :) Loved the images.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon May 16th, 2011, 3:56 pm

May 14: Paraguay's Independence Day
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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed May 18th, 2011, 5:37 pm

May 19: The 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Nellie Melba (Australia)
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri May 20th, 2011, 4:27 am

May 20: Doodle 4 Google Winner Matteo Lopez's 'Space Life' (US)
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May 20: The 160th Anniversary of the Birth of Emile Berliner (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
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May 20: The 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Annie M. G. Schmidt (Netherlands)
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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed May 25th, 2011, 5:41 pm

May 25: Africa Day (Selected Countries in Africa)
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri May 27th, 2011, 5:39 pm

May 24: Education and Culture and Slavonic Literature Day (Bulgaria)
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun May 29th, 2011, 5:27 pm

May 27: The 679th Anniversary of the Birthday of Ibn Khaldun (Selected Countries, mostly Middle East)
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