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The Story of Beatrix Potter

The Story of Beatrix Potter

Author: Sarah Gristwood
Series: National Trust History & Heritage
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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. Bestselling biographer 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 Beatrix's role as 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. Main text: 30,000 words. Approx 3,000 words for captions and index.

Author description

Sarah Gristwood is a best-selling biographer, former film journalist, and commentator on royal affairs. She has appeared in most of the UK's leading newspapers and magazines.She wrote two bestselling Tudor biographies,

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781909881808
  • : Pavilion Books
  • : National Trust Books
  • : September 2016
  • : 246mm X 189mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Illustrated throughout
  • : 160
  • : 823.912092
  • : en
  • : 916
  • : Hardback
  • : Sarah Gristwood