…there were four little rabbits, and their names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter. Miss Potter wrote about them 110 years ago.
And last week saw the publication of
It was written by the amazingly talented Emma Thompson [she’s a mother, she acts, she writes, she wins Oscars…] who was asked to do this by the publishers Frederick Warne [who tempted her with an invitation containing a half-eaten radish leaf!]
You can find out more here and even more here. Having watched the video clip and listened to Emma reading an extract, I think I would definitely like a copy of this one. I am usually very picky about ‘follow up’ books, and sometimes feel that they do not do justice to the original author [I loved PDJames take on Austen, but not so sure about Susan Hill’s attempt at Du Maurier]
Emma does have an impeccable pedigree – her dad was Eric Thompson, who wrote and voiced the Magic Roundabout series back in the ‘60s [using the films which were imported from France]
This one is on my Christmas list!
…and don’t worry, Liz and Steph – our original BP collection is intact. Whatever else may be leaving the house during the Great Loft Clearance, those volumes are staying! So many happy memories of my little girls snuggled up on the sofa in their red dressing gowns sharing bed time stories with me.