I loved being able to read and comment on your posts over the weekend. It took me three days I think to get there, but I was so pleased to be able to do it.
Thank you too for your comments on my posts this week and for returning back to my blog after my absence and then all the gloom that followed. I really do appreciate you! I am trying to get back to getting to take time to read and comment on your blogs so you should start to see me popping up in the comments again if you haven't already.
My post today is about just one thing. But with a five at the end.
What is it?
A new book! I have had so many new books lately, it is a good thing that my reading has stepped up too, but this one really is very special.
If you have been a long time reader of my blog you might now that I am a great fan of Beatrix Potter and have been collecting the 100th anniversary editions of her little books telling the tales of all the characters she invented. Sadly though I will not be able to collect all of the anniversary editions because a new book has just been published, that was intended to be one of the little books, but was never published as Beatrix Potter never finished the book. So there will not be an anniversary edition in my lifetime for me to collect!
The book is called The Tale of Kitty In Boots. It was indeed written by Beatrix Potter, but the illustrations were not completed. The book was found again 2015 and was sent to the great illustrator Quentin Blake - you may know his work from the Roald Dahl books that he worked on - to produce a series of illustrations for the book so that it could be published. Potter wrote the book in 1914 so I guess it is an anniversary of a kind - just a bit late!
Anyway, to get the point. The book has now been illustrated and published and last week I received my copy to add to my - ever growing! - collection of Beatrix Potter books. I am so excited.
So my five things.
1. A great read
2. A great addition to my library of books
3. A wonderful tribute to Potter
4. A great addition to the work of Quentin Blake.
5. A good start to a couple more Beatrix Pottery posts that I will have coming up in the weeks to come.
That is it really, just a little book. One that I am very excited about though!!
As always, thank you for taking part, for your comments and most of all for going and visiting the other participants.
Have a great weekend and love each other and those around you!
Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML