The Story of Beatrix Potter

Author(s): Sarah Gristwood

Biography/Memoir

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.

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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,

General Fields

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

Special Fields

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