Celebrate Beatrix Potter's 150th Birthday With Fenwick

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If you're anything like us, a mere mention of Beatrix Potter floods your mind with nostalgic memories of your favourite childhood characters: Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail

Beatrix Potter, one of Britain's best-loved children's authors, turns 150 on July 28th. Naturally, country-wide events and celebratory merchandise are popping up all over the place in her honour. From the ten new character stamps being issued by The Royal Mail to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, it couldn't be easier to re-imagine the stories you fell in love with as a child.

Perhaps the most exciting news, though, is the release of a rediscovered, never-published Beatrix Potter manuscript: The Tale of Kitty in Boots. The eagerly-anticipated story - illustrated by none other than Quentin Blake - is due for release at the beginning of September. 

As we anxiously await the release, we thought we'd pull together our own little edit of our Beatrix Potter-inspired designs for your browsing pleasure:

Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton tail money box, £18, available at Fenwick Bracknell
Duck egg cup, £9, available at Fenwick Tunbridge Wells
Peter Rabbit ornament, £29, available at Fenwick Bracknell
New baby moneybox, £19, available at Fenwick Tunbridge Wells
3pc china set, £24.95, available at Fenwick Kingston
Flopsy, Mopsy & Cotton-tail baby plaque, £9, available at Fenwick Tunbridge Wells
Peter Rabbit door plaque, £9, available at Fenwick Tunbridge Wells
2pc china set, £19.95, available at Fenwick Bracknell
Money box, £12.95, available at Fenwick Kingston
First curl, first tooth holders, £15, available at Fenwick Bracknell
Flopsy Bunny snowglobe, £20, available at Fenwick Bracknell
Bunny in a mug, £20, available at Fenwick Bracknell

By Lizi Woolgar