The Story of Beatrix Potter: Her Enchanting Work and Surprising Life (Hardcover)

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“A fitting legacy for a pioneering conservationist who helped save thousands of acres of the Lake District.”
The Mail on Sunday

In this illustrated biography, Sarah Gristwood explores the twists and turns of Beatrix Potter’s extraordinary life and its key turning points and contradictions, following her shift from a sheltered Victorian daughter to an astute modern businesswoman, a talented artist who became a scientific expert, and a famous author who gave it all up to become a farmer, then a pioneering conservationist.

The book traces the creation of Beatrix’s most famous characters—including the naughty Peter Rabbit, confused Jemima Puddle-Duck, and cheeky Squirrel Nutkin—revealing how Beatrix drew on her unusual childhood pets and stunning locations in her beloved Lake District.

About the Author

Sarah Gristwood is a bestselling biographer, former film journalist, and commentator on royal affairs. She wrote two bestselling Tudor biographies, Arbella: England’s Lost Queen and Elizabeth and Leicester, and has also written biographies of Churchill and Queen Elizabeth II.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781911657408
ISBN-10: 1911657402
Publisher: National Trust
Publication Date: February 1st, 2022
Pages: 160
Language: English