Articles Tagged 'Beatrix Potter'

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WATCH: Helen Mirren Narrates New Beatrix Potter Story

If there’s one thing the internet has been good for, it’s cats—and now even classic children’s writers are getting in on the action. A new story by Beatrix Potter was recently unearthed when publisher Jo Hanks found an unedited manuscript, written more than 100 years ago and 70 since the author died. Alongside it was a color illustration of […]

A woodlouse

How Many Names do Brits Have for Woodlice?

There’s not a lot to do in the British countryside, especially if you’re whiling the decades away waiting for someone to invent the internet. So you can’t blame the residents of a tiny island nation for choosing to pass the time creating quite so many cute little names for the common woodlouse. For entertainment value, […]

Emma Thompson

WATCH: Emma Thompson Hunts Peter Rabbit

It’s OK, this isn’t one of those videos where beloved childhood characters are given an adult makeover, and Bert and Ernie’s twin beds finally get pushed together. It’s not that kind of hunting. Emma Thompson has been taking part in an online promotional event for Penguin books, in which Beatrix Potter’s mischievous cony Peter Rabbit […]