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Emma Thompson - Author

Emma Thompson is an Oscar-winning screenwriter and actress and has starred in a range of films from Love Actually to Harry Potter, in which she plays the part of Sybill Trelawney. Emma Thompson won an Oscar in 1996 for the Best Adapted Screenplay for her adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, a film in which she also played the Oscar-nominated lead role opposite Hugh Grant.

Nanny McPhee: The Big Bang, published by Bloomsbury in March 2010, was Emma Thompson’s first novel for children. A wonderfully witty tale about the indomitable nanny of magical means which was also released as a film in which Emma played the title role.

Emma has also written two stories about Peter Rabbit - the first published in 2012, The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit and in 2013 The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit. Emma says.... I've always loved Beatrix Potter, as a child and then as a mother and all the years in-between as well. When Mr Rabbit invited me to write a further tale, I was more honoured than I can say. I hope I don't let him or his extraordinary creator down.

She lives in London and Argyll.

Photo credit: Nick Haddow

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The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit
Emma Thompson
Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny were forbidden to attend. But even the best-behaved rabbit can't keep away from a fun-fair, and Peter is far from being the best-behaved rabbit. With Benjamin at his side, Peter sneaks into the fair where...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 03/09/2015
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The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit
Emma Thompson
Peter Rabbit and Benjamin were forbidden to attend. But even the best-behaved rabbit can't keep away from a fun-fair; and Peter is far from being the best-behaved rabbit. With Benjamin at his side, Peter sneaks into the fair where a...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/10/2014
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The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit
Emma Thompson
October 2013 Book of the Month The delightful rabbity world of Peter Rabbit is shown in a darker hue in Emma Thompson's witty new story. Peter Rabbit and his cousin Benjamin are running errands to help their mothers to get...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/10/2013
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The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit
Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson, Oscar-winning actress and screen writer, is a long time admirer of Beatrix Potter's tales and this title is inspired by the original title. Thompson has a talent for creating engaging narratives with a dry humour similar to Potter's...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 06/06/2013
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The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit
Emma Thompson
September 2012 Book of the Month. Emma Thompson, Oscar-winning actress and screen writer, is a long time admirer of Beatrix Potter's tales and this title is inspired by the original title. Thompson has a talent for creating engaging narratives with...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2012
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Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang
Emma Thompson
With wit and warmth and warts and all, the wonderfully talented writer and star of Nanny Mcphee, Emma Thompson recounts the story of the film, a story of one family's summer with Nanny McPhee, a story of blackmail, tragedy and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2010
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