Sunday, September 16, 2012

Meeting Emma Thompson!

Probably most of you have seen these pictures on Facebook, but I am putting them up here with more (hopefully exciting!) details. 

We had the opportunity of meeting Emma Thompson because she'd been commissioned by F. Warne Co. to write a new Peter Rabbit book for the 110th anniversary of the publication of Peter Rabbit. So, she was at a bookstore signing copies. 

I was so afraid we'd miss out if we went too late (there was a 200 limit to the queue), so Rachel and I showed up very early indeed - about 11am! We bought the requisite books, and were told that there wasn't a queue yet, so we could come back later. Well, we were in the city centre (near St Enoch centre) and didn't really want to go home again. We ran a few errands, ate lunch, and went back to the bookstore to wait. For hours. 

I think at about 2:15, if my memory serves me correctly, people started to gather, so we went and stood with them. 

At least there were bookshelves next to us, and we could look around and talk and such as we waited. 

The new character from the Peter Rabbit book came out to meet us!

One of the hilarious books I found while waiting.

Fancy photographers waiting to snap a picture of Emma Thompson.

Oh my goodness! She was *so* nice! I told her I'd wanted to say something clever to her, as she was amazing and talented, but couldn't think of anything. She said, "What a lovely thing to say!" And was very lovely herself.

Rachel & Emma Thompson

Signing books


  1. How freaking exciting!! I'm so jealous that you got to meet Emma Thompson!! I love your expression in the photo where you're holding the silly cat book!

  2. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-MAZING!!! Emma Thompson is a heroine of mine, so I am exceptional excited and happy for this once-in-a-lifetime experience for you, and oh-so-jealous for me!!! :D

  3. No WAAAAAYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so jealous! That is so awesome. I'm so happy for you! What a fabulous person to meet! You'll have to write and tell me all about it!