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The Story of Beatrix Potter

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To this day, Beatrix Potter's tales delight children and grown-ups around the world. But few people realise how extraordinary her own story is. She was a woman of contradictions. A sheltered Victorian daughter who grew into an astute modern businesswoman. A talented artist who became a scientific expert. A famous author who gave it all up to become a farmer.
In The Story of Beatrix Potter, Sarah Gristwood follows the twists and turns of Beatrix Potter's life and its key turning points - including her tragically brief first engagement and happy second marriage late in life. She traces the creation of Beatrix's most famous characters - including the naughty Peter Rabbit, confused Jemima Puddleduck and cheeky Squirrel Nutkin - revealing how she drew on her unusual childhood pets and locations in her beloved Lake District. She explores too, the last 30 years of Potter's life, when she abandoned books to become a working farmer and a pioneering conservationist, whose work with the National Trust helped to save thousands of acres of the Lake District - a legacy that, like her books, continues to enrich our lives today.
This edition is in very good condition, tightly bound with clean white pages.  The hardback cover and spine are both unblemished.

Item details

Added value:
Signed by the author
Author(s):
Sarah Gristwood
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
246x189x20
EAN-13:
9781909881808
Edition:
2016
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781909881808
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
160
Publisher:
Pavilion Books
Title:
The story of Beatrix Potter

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To this day, Beatrix Potter's tales delight children and grown-ups around the world. But few people realise how extraordinary her own story is. She was a woman of contradictions. A sheltered Victorian daughter who grew into an astute modern businesswoman. A talented artist who became a scientific expert. A famous author who gave it all up to become a farmer.
In The Story of Beatrix Potter, Sarah Gristwood follows the twists and turns of Beatrix Potter's life and its key turning points - including her tragically brief first engagement and happy second marriage late in life. She traces the creation of Beatrix's most famous characters - including the naughty Peter Rabbit, confused Jemima Puddleduck and cheeky Squirrel Nutkin - revealing how she drew on her unusual childhood pets and locations in her beloved Lake District. She explores too, the last 30 years of Potter's life, when she abandoned books to become a working farmer and a pioneering conservationist, whose work with the National Trust helped to save thousands of acres of the Lake District - a legacy that, like her books, continues to enrich our lives today.
This edition is in very good condition, tightly bound with clean white pages.  The hardback cover and spine are both unblemished.

Added value:
Signed by the author
Author(s):
Sarah Gristwood
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
246x189x20
EAN-13:
9781909881808
Edition:
2016
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9781909881808
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
160
Publisher:
Pavilion Books
Title:
The story of Beatrix Potter

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