Wednesday, December 06, 2006


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?

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