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Emma Thompson on reinventing Peter Rabbit

Oscar winning actress Emma Thompson explains why she wanted to write the children's book The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Thompson said she was keen to write a new adventure for Peter Rabbit after growing up on the Beatrix Potter versions which her father read to her.

The actress wrote her first Peter Rabbit book in 2012, 110 years after the original was published by Beatrix Potter. Thompson's was the first authorised sequel to the Potter stories.

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