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Emma Thompson - Author

About the 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

Featured books by Emma Thompson

The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Emma Thompson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/09/2015

It was high summer and a travelling fun-fair had come to the village......When Peter finds himself scooped up by a rather grumpy little girl and separated from his cousin he is helpless and very afraid. It takes the determined bravery of Benjamin to rescue Peter from the frightening hurly-burly of shouting stallholders and whirling rides....Accompanied by a story CD, narrated by Emma Thompson.

The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Emma Thompson Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2014

It was high summer and a travelling fun-fair had come to the village......When Peter finds himself scooped up by a rather grumpy little girl and separated from his cousin he is helpless and very afraid. It takes the determined bravery of Benjamin to rescue Peter from the frightening hurly-burly of shouting stallholders and whirling rides.

Other books by Emma Thompson

The Further Tales of Peter Rabbit Collection

The Further Tales of Peter Rabbit Collection

Author: Emma Thompson Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Peter Rabbit is back... and he's as mischievous and playful as ever. This charming collection draws together Emma Thompson's three new Peter Rabbit adventures: The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit, and The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit. Full of adventure, life and charm, these new tales are a respectful addition to the legendary world of Beatrix Potter. Discover if Peter will find his way home from a great adventure; if he can outwit Mr. McGregor and save a Christmas turkey; and if he can enjoy all the fun of a spectacular fair. Lovingly-told and brimming with the playfulness and humour of Beatrix Potter's world, these three tales will delight fans of all ages. In a beautifully designed hardback with luxurious gilded edges, and Eleanor Taylor's delightful illustrations, this is a gift to treasure.

The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit

Author: Emma Thompson Format: Board book Release Date: 18/10/2018

'Rabbits are always very uppity during the Christmas season, and Peter Rabbit was no exception.' Emma Thompson continues the adventures of Peter Rabbit in this board book edition of a super new Christmas tale. It is almost Christmas and Peter Rabbit cannot contain his excitement. After he upsets yet another bowl of mincemeat, Mrs Rabbit sends Peter on an errand. He bumps into his cousin, Benjamin Bunny, and a feathered friend who makes an alarming announcement which throws Benjamin and Peter together in a race against time and the scary McGregors. And so, our Christmas Tale begins... Will the friends' rabbity ingenuity save their friend from an unsavoury end? Brilliantly told by Emma Thompson and charmingly illustrated by Eleanor Taylor, Peter Rabbit is back with a hilarious cast of characters. This time our story is set in Beatrix Potter's beloved Lake District. Emma Thompson, Oscar-winning actress and screen writer is a long time admirer of Beatrix Potter's tales. She has a talent for creating engaging narratives with a dry humour similar to Potter's own and is the perfect choice of author for this new Peter Rabbit tale.

The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit

Author: Emma Thompson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

'Rabbits are always very uppity during the Christmas season, and Peter Rabbit was no exception.' Emma Thompson continues the adventures of Peter Rabbit in this super new Christmas tale featuring Peter, his comical little cousin Benjamin Bunny, and a certain feathered friend called William. Brilliantly told by Emma Thompson with charming illustrations by Eleanor Taylor, Peter Rabbit is back with an hilarious cast of characters. This time our story is set in Beatrix Potter's beloved Lake District. Now in mini-hardback format just like Beatrix Potter's original Tales.

The Further Tales of Peter Rabbit

The Further Tales of Peter Rabbit

Author: Emma Thompson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/05/2016

Join Peter and other familiar Beatrix Potter friends in brand new adventures! In The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit, Peter ventures beyond Mr McGregor's garden all the way to Scotland where he meets his distant cousin Finlay McBurney and takes part in some Highland rabbit Games involving a very, very large radish. In The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit, Peter and his cousin Benjamin Bunny must step in to save their friend William - a turkey - from ending his Christmas on Mr McGregor's table! Finally, when a carnival comes to town in The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit, Peter gets swept up in all the fun of the fair and finds that little girls can really be quite dangerous Collected for the first time in audiobook, these three Further Tales of Peter Rabbit, by award-winning screenwriter, actress and national treasure Emma Thompson, are a perfect gift for ages 4 and up.

Further Tales of Peter Rabbit

Further Tales of Peter Rabbit

Author: Emma Thompson Format: eBook Release Date: 05/05/2016

Join Peter and other familiar Beatrix Potter friends in brand new adventures! In The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit, Peter ventures beyond Mr McGregors garden all the way to Scotland where he meets his distant cousin Finlay McBurney and takes part in some Highland rabbit Games involving a very, very large radish. In The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit, Peter and his cousin Benjamin Bunny must step in to save their friend William - a turkey - from ending his Christmas on Mr McGregors table! Finally, when a carnival comes to town in The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit, Peter gets swept up in all the fun of the fair and finds that little girls can really be quite dangerous Collected for the first time in audiobook, these three Further Tales of Peter Rabbit, by award-winning screenwriter, actress and national treasure Emma Thompson, are a perfect gift for ages 4 and up.

The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit

Author: Emma Thompson Format: Board book Release Date: 02/05/2016

In The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit, a new tale written by Emma Thompson, Peter's adventures take him beyond the boundaries of Mr McGregor's garden all the way to Scotland. Here he meets the gentle giant Finlay McBurney, a distant Scottish relative, and much entertainment ensues. Emma Thompson, Oscar-winning actress and screen writer, is a long time admirer of Beatrix Potter's tales. She has a talent for creating engaging narratives with a dry humour similar to Potter's own and is the perfect choice of author for this new Peter Rabbit tale, to be published 110 years after the original. Emma was inspired to set the tale in Scotland by her knowledge of Beatrix's childhood holidays there.

The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit

Author: Emma Thompson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 26/08/2015

It was high summer and a travelling fun-fair had come to the village... 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 a roller-coaster ride of an adventure begins... Accompanied by a story CD, narrated by Emma Thompson.

The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit

Author: Emma Thompson Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2014

It was high summer and a travelling fun-fair had come to the village... 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 roller-coaster ride of an adventure begins... When Peter finds himself scooped up by a rather grumpy little girl and separated from his cousin he is helpless and very afraid. It takes the determined bravery of Benjamin to rescue Peter from the frightening hurly-burly of shouting stallholders and whirling rides.

The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit Book and CD

The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit Book and CD

Author: Emma Thompson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Oscar-winning screenwriter and actress Emma Thompson continues the adventures of Peter Rabbit in this super Christmas tale. Featuring Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit, his comical little cousin Benjamin Bunny, and a rather pompous turkey called William. This Christmas, Peter and Benjamin have put their mischievous ways aside, and are working together to try and rescue William from a Christmas dinner he most certainly won't enjoy! This beautiful paperback edition comes with an audio CD read by Emma Thompson, making it the perfect Christmas gift book for Beatrix Potter fans old and new alike.

Nanny McPhee Returns

Nanny McPhee Returns

Author: Emma Thompson Format: eBook Release Date: 20/07/2010

For the Green family, it's going to be a summer of hard work, blackmail...and flying pigs!The Green family is living quite happily on Deep Valley Farm until war breaks out. Father goes off to fight who knows where, the Greens' spoiled cousins come from the city to stay and someone threatens to take the farm from them. Just when it seems things can't get any worse, the piglets escape and the children get completely Out of Control. Only one person can be counted on in a situation like this: enter Nanny McPhee. But beware...Nanny McPhee is nothing like other nannies - and it's not just the warts!With wit and warmth, Emma Thompson, writer and star of Nanny McPhee Returns, recounts one family's tumultuous summer in an audiobook that alternates between the story and a behind-the-scenes film diary, bringing a delightful and unique perspective to this funny and magical adventure for all ages.

The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit

Author: Emma Thompson Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/11/2004

The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit is a brand new story from Emma Thompson. It's the perfect Christmas tale, heart-warming, funny and exciting. In this story, Peter and his cousin Benjamin are on a mission to help a special friend from becoming Mr and Mrs McGregor's Christmas dinner. Will Peter and Benjamin be able to save him? Emma Thompson is an Oscar-winning screenwriter and actress who lives in London and Argyll. Her previous Further Tale of Peter Rabbit was published in 2012 and featured in the New York Times Bestseller list twice.

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