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Beatrix Potter

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    Beatrix Potter Biography
    Beatrix Potter (full name Helen Beatrix Potter) was a British writer and illustrator best known for her world-famous stories in The Tale of Peter Rabbit

    Born on 28th July 1866 in Kensington, London, Beatrix Potter was always encouraged to draw and she spent many hours making intricate sketches of animals and plants, revealing an early fascination for the natural world that would continue throughout her life. Although she never went to school, Beatrix was an intelligent and hard working student, and her parents employed an art teacher, Miss Cameron, and a number of governesses, throughout her life. 

    Beatrix used her two pet rabbits as her early models. Her first rabbit was Benjamin Bouncer, who enjoyed buttered toast and joined the Potter family when they went on holiday every year to Scotland for three months. She used to take him for walks on a lead. Benjamin was followed by Peter Piper, who had a talent for performing tricks, and he accompanied Beatrix everywhere. These clearly became the inspiration for her infamous Peter Rabbit stories which she wrote and had published in her thirties.

    Beatrix Potter Facts
    During her life, Beatrix always loved nature and the outdoors and she fell in love with the Lake District. When she died in 1943, she left most of her property and land to The National Trust, the largest donation of its kind at that time. She is credited with preserving much of the land that is now known as the Lake District National Park.

    Our favourite Beatrix Potter Book Characters
    Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, Lily Rabbit and Squirrel Nutkin - from The Tale of Peter Rabbit

    Our favourite Beatrix Potter Book Quotes
    “I am sorry to say that Peter was not very well during the evening. His mother put him to bed, and made some camomile tea; and she gave a dose of it to Peter! 'One table-spoonful to be taken at bed-time.' But Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail had bread and milk and blackberries for supper.” (The Tale of Peter Rabbit)

    “It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is 'soporific'.” (The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies)
    4th March 2002

    The Tale Of Peter Rabbit

    A must have first book for every little reader. ________________________________________________________________... More

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    4th March 2002

    The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle

    The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-winkle is an original classic by Beatrix Potter. The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-winkle was first p... More

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    4th March 2002

    The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes

    After a terrible misunderstanding, poor Timmy Tiptoes ends up deep inside the trunk of a dead tree, with no means of g... More

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    4th March 2002

    The Tale of Two Bad Mice

    When two naughty little mice discover the door to the beautiful dolls' house ajar, they just have to tiptoe inside and... More

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    4th March 2002

    The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher

    The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher endures as one of Beatrix Potter's most popular and well-loved tales. It tells of an opt... More

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    4th March 2002

    The Tailor of Gloucester

    The Tailor of Gloucester was first published in 1903 and tells the story of a poor tailor trying to survive in his fre... More

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    4th March 2002

    The Tale of Tom Kitten

    The Tale of Tom Kitten is set in the cottage garden Beatrix created herself at Hill Top, the farm she owned near the v... More

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    4th March 2002

    The Tale of Benjamin Bunny

    The Tale of Benjamin Bunny is an original classic by Beatrix Potter. Peter Rabbit's cousin, Benjamin Bunny, has... More

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    4th March 2002

    The Tale of The Pie and The Patty-Pan

    The Tale of the Pie and the Patty Pan features the houses, gardens and streets of the village of Sawrey, where Beatrix... More

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    4th March 2002

    Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes

    Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes is a sequel to Beatrix Potter's first rhyme collection, Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes... More

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