01 March 2016

The official cover features artwork and lettering by Quentin Blake

Following the announcement in January of the intention to publish an unillustrated manuscript by Beatrix Potter, to be illustrated by Quentin Blake, Penguin Random House today revealed how the front cover will look.  It features a drawing of Kitty wearing a Norfolk suit against a background of courntryside that is so much a part of Beatrix Potter's stories.

The book is due to be published on 1 September, but is already available to pre-order on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/

Beatrix Potter fans in or near London will be in for an added treat: the House of Illustration in King's Cross will be hosting an exhibition of Quentin's original artworks for the story, finding their perfect home in the new 'Quentin Blake Gallery' at the HOI.  The exhibition runs 2 September - 5 February 2017.  For more information, visit http://www.houseofillustration.org.uk