Wednesday, December 06, 2006
BEATRIX POTTER RIDES AGAIN
With the forthcoming movie, Miss Potter,(starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor),a boom in visitors to the glorious Lake District and of course sales of Peter Rabbit , Miss Tiggywinkle, Pigling Bland, Samuel Whiskers, Johnny Townmouse, Little Pig Robinson, Squirrel Nutkin & co is anticipated.
It is 104 years since The Tale of Peter Rabbit was first published and the fact that the whole series is still in print today is a testament to the enduring popularity these little gems of books.
I still have a complete set here from when I used to read them to my own kids when they were little tots back in the 70's!
This from the Guardian today.
I note with interest that the Guardian story is written by journalist/author Martin Wainwright and wonder whether he might be any relation to the late,legendary A.Wainwright, who wrote and illustrated the much-loved books on walking in the Lake District?