JUSTIN FLETCHER

The World of Peter Rabbit & Friends

Beatrix Potter conceived her tale of Peter Rabbit on 4 September 1893 in an illustrated letter to Noel Moore, the five-year-old son of her friend and former governess, Annie Moore.  Noel was recovering from a bout of scarlet fever so Beatrix amused him with a story based upon her real pet rabbit, Peter Piper: 'I don't know what to write to you, so I shall tell you a story about four little rabbits, whose names were - Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter…'.

In the following years Beatrix sent other picture letters to Noel and to his brother and sisters, including stories about an ‘excessively impertinent’ squirrel called Nutkin and a disconsolate frog called Mr. Jeremy Fisher.  In 1900 Annie suggested to Beatrix that her picture letters might contain material for several picture books.  Fortunately the children had kept their letters safe and Beatrix was able to borrow them to copy and rework her text and illustrations.  Noel’s story of Peter Rabbit was to become Beatrix’s first book.

 

HORRID HENRY

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THE BEATRIX POTTER COLLECTION - THE WORLD OF PETER RABBIT & FRIENDS

Out 7th March

Based on the original Peter Rabbit Books by Beatrix Potter join Peter and his friends in this 3 DVD Box Set. Contains the following - the World Of Peter Rabbit & Friends featuring The Tale Peter Rabbit & Benjamin Bunny, The Tale Of the Flopsy Bunnies and Mrs Tittlemouse, The Tale of Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddle-Duck, The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and Mr Jeremy Fisher, The Tale Of Mr Tod:The Further Adventures of Peter Rabbit & Benjamin Bunny, The Tale Of Two Bad Mice and Johnny Town-Mouse, The Tale Of Pigling Bland, The Tale of Sammuel Whiskers or The Roly-Poly Pudding and The Tailor of Gloucester.