Did I ever mention that I like Rupert Bear? Could you guess? Rupert Annuals were a part of my early childhood with my English Grandmother sending them to us in Canada. "Ruperts" were what I read in bed Christmas morning before the rest of the older folks got up.
So colourful, magical and innocent - I couldn't wait to go back to Nutwood again. I started collecting them for myself in my 20s and then subsequently acquiring them for my son.
Here are some of my all-time favourite covers. Do you think I have a penchant for Chinese lanterns and brightly coloured fish?!
Thanks Daily Express!