My goodness, it’s hard to choose the five best toys ever. Does one take fashion/up-to-dateness into account? Or just choose five favourites? Well, we have gone for an imaginary Persephone window – if we focused the shop window on classic toys, what would be in it. So the second favourite has to be the Sasha doll, a huge part of our lives in the ’70s and now given to a grandchild. (Available on e-bay for the nostalgic.)

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