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Story of Beatrix Potter: Her Enchanting Work and Surprising Life

Story of Beatrix Potter: Her Enchanting Work and Surprising Life

  • Author: Gristwood, Sarah
  • ISBN: 9781911657408
  • Availability: Not Yet Published – Pre-order
$NZ 39.99 Ex Tax: $NZ 39.99
This highly illustrated biography looks at the iconic work and fascinating life of one of our national treasures - Beatrix Potter. This illustrated biography of the beloved writer 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 ofacres of the Lake District.' - The Mail on Sunday 'Excellent, anecdotal text...' - The Times Literary Supplement 'Beautifully illustrated.' - The Sunday Express

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