Overview

This illustrated biography of the beloved writer Beatrix Potter has been a strong seller and critical success. It is now available in a smaller, more affordable format.

Interest in Beatrix Potter and her characters is undimmed, with the second Peter Rabbit film being released in summer 2021 and an exhibition at the V&A from February 2022, 'Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature'. Few people realise how extraordinary Beatrix Potter's 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, then a pioneering conservationist.

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.

'A fitting legacy for a pioneering conservationist who helped save thousands of acres of the Lake District.’ – The Mail on Sunday

Excellent, anecdotal text…’ – The Times Literary Supplement

Beautifully illustrated.’ – The Sunday Express

SKU: 50057826
Author: Sarah Gristwood
Dimensions: H22.1 x W17cm
ISBN: 9781911657408
No. of Pages: 160
Weight Details: 625g
Material: FSC paper

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