It’s been 110 years since Frederick Warne published Beatrix Potter’s very first book, “The Tale of Peter Rabbit”, and in celebration, we are delighted to be publishing special editions of her entire body of work. Unlike the traditional little white books, these editions have delightful colourful covers and specially designed endpapers. And to make them extra special, we have included a publisher’s note to tell you all about the history of how each book came to be.
The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
“The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle” was first published in 1905, and is as charming today as it was then. It tells the tale of a hidden home high in the hills.
It is discovered one day by a little girl called Lucie, who is in search of her missing pocket handkerchiefs. She knocks on the tiny door, and meets Mrs. Tiggy-winkle who does all the washing and ironing for the neighbouring
The Tailor of Gloucester
The Tailor of Gloucester was first published in 1903 and tells the story of a poor tailor trying to survive in his freezing workshop over a hard winter. He has a terribly important commission to complete for the Mayor of Gloucester’s wedding on Christmas Day but is ill and tired, and before long is running out of food and thread, as well as time! How will he possibly complete the beautiful coat and embroidered waistcoat? Luckily, there lives in the dresser, some very kind and very resourceful mice who set about helping the poor tailor with his work. Not only are they exceedingly helpful, but they are also, luckily, far far too clever for the tailor’s sly cat, Simpkin.