Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature by Linda LearThere is an alternate cover to 0141003103
Peter Rabbit, Mr. McGregor, and many other Beatrix Potter characters remain in the hearts of millions. However, though Potter is a household name around the world, few know the woman behind the illustrations. Her personal life, including a romantic relationship with her publisher, Norman Warne, and her significant achievements outside of childrens literature remain largely unknown. In Linda Lears enchanting new biography, we get the life story of this incredible, funny, and independent woman. As one of the first female naturalists in the world, Potter brought the beauty and importance of nature back into the imagination at a time when plunder was more popular than preservation. Through her art she sought to encourage conservation and change the world. With never before seen illustrations and intimate detail, Lear goes beyond our perrenial fascination with Potter as a writer and illustrator of childrens books, and delves deeply into the life of a most unusual and gifted woman--one whose art was timeless, and whose generosity left an indelible imprint on the countryside.
The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by Beatrix Potter
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Beatrix Potter was a woman ahead of her time. Not only was she an accomplished children's author and illustrator, she was a passionate and knowledgable farmer and conservationist - long before conservation became popular and fashionable. Beatrix Potter left 4, acres of land and 14 farms to the National Trust when she died in She lived with her mother Helen, her father Rupert, and her younger brother Bertram. The families of both her parents had their origins in the industrialised north of England. The money inherited from the Lancashire cotton industry enabled the Potters to live comfortably in Bolton Gardens, an elegant square in Kensington, London. Rupert Potter was a qualified barrister who chose not to practise his profession but to pursue his passion for art and photography.
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Born July 28, , Beatrix Potter spent a solitary childhood with long holidays in the country. She loved to sketch animals and later invented stories about them. In , Potter published The Tale of Peter Rabbit , which launched her career as a children's author. More than 20 other books for young audiences soon followed. She died in She was the daughter of Rupert and Helen Potter, both of whom had artistic interests.