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This original, authorised version has been lovingly recreated electronically for the first time, with reproductions of Potter's unmistakeable artwork optimised for use on colour devices such as the iPad.

The Tailor of Gloucester was first published in 1903 and tells the story of a poor tailor trying to survive in his freezing workshop over a hard winter. He has a terribly important commission to complete for the Mayor of Gloucester's wedding on Christmas Day but is ill and tired, and before long is running out of food and thread, as well as time! How will he possibly complete the beautiful coat and embroidered waistcoat? Luckily, there lives in the dresser, some very kind and very resourceful mice who set about helping the poor tailor with his work. Not only are they exceedingly helpful, but they are also, luckily, far far too clever for the tailor's sly cat, Simpkin.

The Tailor of Gloucester is number three in Beatrix Potter's series of 23 little books, the titles of which are as follows:

1 The Tale of Peter Rabbit

2 The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

3 The Tailor of Gloucester

4 The Tale of Benjamin Bunny

5 The Tale of Two Bad Mice

6 The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle

7 The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher

8 The Tale of Tom Kitten

9 The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

10 The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies

11 The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse

12 The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes

13 The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse

14 The Tale of Mr. Tod

15 The Tale of Pigling Bland

16 The Tale of Samuel Whiskers

17 The Tale of The Pie and the Patty-Pan

18 The Tale of Ginger and Pickles

19 The Tale of Little Pig Robinson

20 The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit

21 The Story of Miss Moppet

22 Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes

23 Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes

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