Chrissy Noble who has clocked up 30 years selling Usborne Books celebrated the anniversary with a special event at Uckfield Civic Centre on Saturday.
There were cakes for visitor and book-related activities for children, including a competition to find five ducks hidden in her display.
Chrissy says that when she joined Usborne as a sales organiser she had no idea her small kit investment would turn into an international business.
She has many friends, travelled round the world for free, promoted literacy in homes and schools and given away hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of free books to children and schools while earning money at the same time.
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