Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature


Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature Author Linda Lear
ISBN-10 1250094194
ISBN-13 9781250094193
Year 2016-05-31
Pages 608
Language English
Publisher St. Martin’s Griffin
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In this now classic biography reissued in a new edition for the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter s birth Linda Lear offers the astonishing portrait of an extraordinary woman who gave us some of the most beloved children s books of all time Potter found freedom from her conventional Victorian upbringing in the countryside Nature inspired her imagination as an artist and scientific illustrator but The Tale of Peter Rabbit brought her fame financial success and the promise of happiness when she fell in love with her editor Norman Warne After his tragic and untimely death Potter embraced a new life as the owner of Hill Top Farm in the English Lake District and a second chance at happiness As a visionary landowner successful farmer and sheep breeder she was able to preserve the landscape that had inspired her art Beatrix Potter A Life in Nature reveals a lively independent and passionate woman whose art was timeless and whose generosity left an indelible imprint on the countryside This anniversary edition is complete with a brand new foreword by James Rebanks the Lake District shepherd and social media sensation who chronicles his world on Twitter and in his wonderful book A Shepherd s Life

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