Beatrix Potter story discovered after 100 years set to be published

Manuscript Man

Manuscript Man

2016-01-26 10:44:37

A story by Beatrix Potter which was written 100 years ago is to be published for the first time.

Kitty-In-Boots  was discovered after publisher Jo Hanks located a reference to the manuscript in a 1970s literary biography of Potter. Shortly after, three manuscripts were found handwritten inside school notebooks in the V&A's archives.

Potter had only compelted a few initial drawings to accompany the text and so Quentin Blake, best known for his work with Roald Dahl, stepped in to illustrate the story which is due to be released in September. 

The story also features an apeparance from an 'older, slower' Peter Rabbit. 

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