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Beatrix Potter

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anne whitfield
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Beatrix Potter

Post by anne whitfield » Mon October 20th, 2008, 9:13 am

I've just finished reading Linda Lear's book, an autobiography of Beatrix Potter.

Beatrix Potter, the twentieth century's most beloved children's writer and illustrator, created books that will forever conjure nature for millions. Yet though she is a household name around the world, her personal life and her other significant achievements remain largely unknown. This remarkable new biography is a voyage of discovery into the story of an extraordinary woman. At a time when plunder was more popular than preservation, she brought nature back into the English imagination. "Beatrix Potter: A Life In Nature" reveals a strong, humorous and independent woman, whose art was timeless, and whose generosity left an indelible imprint on the countryside.

It's a large book but very interestng and I've learnt a lot I didn't know about Beatrix Potter.

If you are interested in this magical and incrediblly talented artist, then do read this book.
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Post by diamondlil » Tue October 21st, 2008, 7:29 pm

Anne, do you know if this book came out before the movie, or after. I guess I am just interested to find out whether the author was writing about it before the Hollywood attention to Beatrix Potters life. Not that it makes any difference - just curious really!
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Post by michellemoran » Sat October 25th, 2008, 3:54 am

This looks fantastic. Thanks Anne! I've just added it to my Amazon cart.
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