THE recent birth of Princess Charlotte has inspired Aneata Boote and Emily Dunn, the owners of two Chipping Campden businesses: Aneata Boote Design and A Festival of Books, to create a children’s book.

The Tale of the Cotswold Mice is the story of two mice who live in Aneata's shop and dream of one day visiting a royal palace. Little do they know that their dream is about to come true with the help of a magic book.

The book is being sent to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with two silver napkin rings that silver and goldsmith Aneata designed and made for the royal children. They form part of a popular collection that she has designed and made exclusively for her shop.

"We have made this book as a gift to the new Princess and to explain the story of the Cotswold Mice which decorate the napkin rings. We hope they enjoy reading the story as a family together and can see how much love has gone into creating the gift," Emily explained.

The book will be on sale through Emily Dunn’s bookshop A Festival of Books, current bookshop of the month for Love Your Indie and recipient of a James Patterson grant for Independent Bookshops, and can be ordered by email or telephone.

The first printing of the book has been sold out and the two women have decided to do a re-print.

Because of the success of the book so far they are now donating a percentage of the profit to Campden Edge, an arts fund for children, and also to the Royal Foundation which was set up by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.