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The Story of Beatrix Potter

Biography / MemoirNew

By: Sarah Gristwood (Author)

176 pages, illustrations

National Trust

Hardback | May 2016 | #228534 | ISBN-13: 9781909881808
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This highly illustrated biography looks at the iconic work and fascinating life of one of our national treasures – Beatrix Potter. Bestselling historian Sarah Gristwood follows Potter from her constricted Victorian childhood to the success and tragedy of the years 1901-13, when she published nearly all her major books yet was denied love by the death of her fiance. Finally, she traces the last 30 years of Potter's life, when she abandoned books to become a working farmer and pioneer of the conservation movement in the early days of the National Trust. Special features throughout The Story of Beatrix Potter show how Beatrix Potter developed many of her most famous characters, including Peter Rabbit, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and Jemima Puddleduck.

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Sarah Gristwood is a best-selling Tudor 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.

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