The tale of Beatrix Potter's failed attempt to create her own Peter Rabbit boardgame
A new exhibition tells the tale of Beatrix Potter’s quest to turn Peter Rabbit into a board game.
Ms Potter - whose world-famous books took inspiration from the Lake District - tried to convince her publishers to make a board game for Peter Rabbit fans.
In the game, which she created in 1903, players become the notoriously cheeky rabbit and negotiate their way through Mr McGregor’s garden.
Ms Potter, who died aged 77 in the Lake District, sent publisher Frederick Warne hand drawn plans and wrote her own rule book for the game.
Despite her effort and the success of a Peter Rabbit cuddly toy,... read more
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