The Tailor of Gloucester

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Synopsis

Who will help the tailor of Gloucester to finish the Mayor’s elegant coat? For the tailor has fallen ill, and the Mayor is to be married in it tomorrow – on Christmas Day in the morning?


Written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter in 1901, this story was written as a Christmas gift to ten-year-old Freda Moore, the daughter of her former governess. Potter based the story on a real-world incident involving John Prichard, a Gloucester tailor who had a commission to make a new suit for the new mayor. But it’s Potter’s charming touch of adding impish, mischievous animals to move the story along that make this children’s classic. 

Chapters

  • Opening Credits

    Duration: 11s
  • Chapter 1

    Duration: 20min
  • 003_TheTailorofGloucester_outro.mp3

    Duration: 41s