Emma Thompson writing new `Peter Rabbit` book

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2011, 10:09 AM IST

New York: Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson is writing a new `Peter Rabbit` story.

The book is to be published by Penguin in September 2012.

Penguin announced Thursday the book will be called `The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit.` The book will be set in Scotland, where Peter Rabbit creator Beatrix Potter visited as a child.
Thompson has worked on other projects for young people, including `Nanny McPhee,` her film adaptation of Christianna Brand`s Nurse Matilda stories.

Thompson won an Oscar for her leading role in 1992`s `Howards End.` She won a second Oscar in 1996 for best adapted screenplay for `Sense and Sensibility.`

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