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July 25, 2014

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Not sure these are dodos they seem to have moved out of the classroom and into kids bedrooms , kitchens and gastro pubs up and down the land. Although the never ending rolling ones have gone to the classroom junk heap

I have been reading about your book on another's blog and thought it sounded interesting, so checked it out on Amazon, had a 'look inside' and it looks great. However ... I'm a generation older and I could certainly add to the list of dodos ... Rinso washing powder, Beechnut chewing gum, a box of Savoy (chocolates and candied, a bit like Terry's Week-End), Peggy Sage nail polish, nylon stockings in a cellophane wrapper, petticoats, Erasmic shaving stick (for men, of course), Amami setting lotion(for hair, set rigidly once a week!), White Rain shampoo, Miner's hair lacquer in a plastic spray bottle, Huntley & Palmer breakfast biscuits, Cyclax skin soap (loved the scent of that), The Daily Sketch, The Daily Herald, Timothy Whites and Taylors, Home & Colonial, The International Stores, Zubes cough sweets (in a little tin), gym slips, Harp lager, Cyprus 'sherry', and magazines such as Picture Post, Illustrated, John Bull, Woman's Journal, Nova, Woman's Mirror, Everywoman, Tit-Bits, Reveille, upmarket reading for the young such as The Children's Newspaper and Young Elizabethan, and comics such as Eagle, Girl, School Friend, Girl's Crystal, Hotspur, Rover, Swift, Robin .. I think I'll stop there, but oh, these don't half date me!
Margaret P

Ahh, thank you Margaret, what a splendid list!

Funnily enough, I had to buy a couple of issues of Tit-Bits as they had some stories in I needed for a project at work. It was quite a trip down memory lane to flick through them.

All best,

S

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