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The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit

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It was high summer and a travelling fun-fair had come to the village... Peter Rabbit and Benjamin were forbidden to attend. But even the best-behaved rabbit can't keep away from a fun-fair; and Peter is far from being the best-behaved rabbit. With Benjamin at his side, Peter sneaks into the fair where a roller-coaster ride of an adventure begins...

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The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit

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In The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit, Peter's adventures take him beyond the boundaries of Mr McGregor's garden all the way to Scotland. Here he meets the gentle giant Finlay McBurney, a distant Scottish relative, and much entertainment ensues. Emma was inspired to set the tale in Scotland by her knowledge of Beatrix's childhood holidays there

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The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit

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It’s almost Christmas and Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny cannot contain their excitement. But an alarming announcement from their feathered friend, William, sees the rabbits thrown into a race against time to save him from the McGregor’s festive feast. This story is inspired by a real turkey named William that Emma Thompson met on Beatrix Potter’s farm in the Lake District.

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About the author

Emma Thompson

"I've always loved Beatrix Potter, as a child and then as a mother and all the years in-between as well. When Mr Rabbit invited me to write a further tale, I was more honoured than I can say. I hope I don’t let him or his extraordinary creator down."

Emma Thompson is an Oscar-winning screenwriter and actress who lives in London and Argyll. Her father was Eric Thompson, the man behind The Magic Roundabout and she remembers him reading Beatrix Potter’s tales to her and her sister in his best Dougal voice. “We would always want The Tale of Mr. Tod which is lengthy and satisfyingly spooky.

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About the illustrator

Eleanor Taylor

Eleanor Taylor was brought up in Scotland, surrounded by a menagerie of animals and eccentricity. She studied architecture and spent several years working as a designer for Harrods. She has been writing and illustrating picture books for the last fifteen years. She has a great affinity for the countryside which is beautifully reflected in the engaging characters and beautiful scenes in her illustrations.

Eleanor moved to the tiny village of Ancrum in the Scottish Borders when she was seven years old - Ancrum was the home of Beatrix Potter’s beloved brother, Bertram.

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