Emma Thompson launches new Peter Rabbit Book

Posted on 31/08/2012 by

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I’ve just been at the launch of “The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit” which has been written by the actress Emma Thompson to mark the 110th anniversary of the first Peter Rabbit book written by Potter.

The new story, beautifully illustrated by Eleanor Taylor, sees Peter carted of to Scotland on an adventure, meeting some Scottish kin, and taking part in some Highland Games radish tossing!

Emma was approached to write the story some two years ago whilst she was staying in Scotland – the publishers, F.Warne and Company, caught her attention by sending a package and letter penned by “Peter Rabbit” himself, asking her to help send him on another adventure.

The book is launched today, and in the picture above, Emma is reading it to kids from Pollockshields Primary for the first time.

You can hear my interview with Emma Thompson next Monday on the BBC Book Cafe show between 1:15 and 2:00 o’clock!

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