Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature by Linda LearThere is an alternate cover to 0141003103
Peter Rabbit, Mr. McGregor, and many other Beatrix Potter characters remain in the hearts of millions. However, though Potter is a household name around the world, few know the woman behind the illustrations. Her personal life, including a romantic relationship with her publisher, Norman Warne, and her significant achievements outside of childrens literature remain largely unknown. In Linda Lears enchanting new biography, we get the life story of this incredible, funny, and independent woman. As one of the first female naturalists in the world, Potter brought the beauty and importance of nature back into the imagination at a time when plunder was more popular than preservation. Through her art she sought to encourage conservation and change the world. With never before seen illustrations and intimate detail, Lear goes beyond our perrenial fascination with Potter as a writer and illustrator of childrens books, and delves deeply into the life of a most unusual and gifted woman--one whose art was timeless, and whose generosity left an indelible imprint on the countryside.
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Born into an upper-middle-class household, Potter was educated by governesses and grew up isolated from other children. She had numerous pets and spent holidays in Scotland and the Lake District , developing a love of landscape, flora, and fauna, all of which she closely observed and painted. Though Potter was typical of women of her generation in having limited opportunities for higher education, her study and watercolours of fungi led to her being widely respected in the field of mycology. In her thirties, Potter self-published the highly successful children's book The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Following this, Potter began writing and illustrating children's books full-time. In all, Potter wrote thirty books; the best known being her twenty-three children's tales.
Please refresh the page and retry. F or households across the land, all self-respecting rabbits wear blue coats with brass buttons and hop, lippity-lippity, around vegetable patches, eating radishes. Everyone knows the enchanting tale of Peter Rabbit. Few know the tragic tale of his creator, Beatrix Potter. They have discovered that behind her fiercely guarded public image was a deeply sensitive woman, who never got over her first love. But in the film, Beatrix lives happily ever after with William Heelis, a solicitor. The truth is much darker.
Beatrix Potter was a woman ahead of her time. Not only was she an accomplished children's author and illustrator, she was a passionate and knowledgable farmer and conservationist - long before conservation became popular and fashionable. Beatrix Potter left 4, acres of land and 14 farms to the National Trust when she died in She lived with her mother Helen, her father Rupert, and her younger brother Bertram. The families of both her parents had their origins in the industrialised north of England.
Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life and millions of other books are available for instant access. There aren’t many books more beloved than The Tale of Peter Rabbit and even fewer authors as iconic as Beatrix Potter. Her characters—Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck, and all the rest.
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