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Beatrix Potter

  • 4 stars across 41 books
    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

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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 published... 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 get... 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 optim... 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 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 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 vil... 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 P... 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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    4th March 2002

    The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or the Roly-Poly Pudding

    The first farm that Beatrix Potter owned, Hill Top, was an old house with thick walls and many hiding places for rats an... More

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    1st July 2009

    Sgeulachd Simeig Tunnag Loin

    Sgeulachd Simeig Tunnag-Loin is Book No 9 of the Original series by Peter Rabbit books written and illustrated by Beatri... More

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    1st July 2009

    Sgeulachd Chnothain Feorag

    Sgeulachd Chnothain Feorag is Book No 2 of the Original Peter Rabbit books written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter. T... More

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    1st July 2009

    Sgeulachd Mhgr Ieremiah Iasgair

    Sgeulachd Mhgr Ieremiah Iasgair is Book No 7 of the Original Peter Rabbit books written and illustrated by Beatrix Potte... More

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    30th November 2008

    Sgeulachd Pheadair Rabaid

    Sgeulachd Pheadair Rabaid Gaelic Translation of The Tale of the Peter Rabbit, published in 1902. While holidaying in Dun... More

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    24th February 2000

    Peter Rabbit's Big Book of Fun!

    Here's an all-new deluxe activity book for kids of all ages. There are 48 pages of terrific puzzles, crafts, recipes, an... More

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    28th June 1984

    The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit

    A collection of all the Beatrix Potter stories featuring Peter Rabbit: The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Benjamin Bu... More

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    29th February 2012

    Sgeulachd Thomais Piseag

    From early childhood Beatrix Potter loved Perthshire as her father, Rupert Potter, rented Dalguise House every summer fr... More

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    29th February 2012

    Sgeulachd An Da Dhroch Luch

    From early childhood Beatrix Potter loved Perthshire as her father, Rupert Potter, rented Dalguise House every summer fr... More

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    29th February 2012

    Sgeulachd Cailleach Nan Graineag

    From early childhood Beatrix Potter loved Perthshire as her father, Rupert Potter, rented Dalguise House every summer fr... More

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    1st June 2012

    A Taillear a Gloucester

    A Taillear a Gloucester Gaelic Translation ofThe Tailor of Gloucester, published in 1903. The Tailor of Gloucester was b... More

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    24th May 2016

    Peter Rabbit Finger Puppets

    This adorable finger puppet kit features two of Beatrix Potter's most popular characters, Peter Rabbit and his mother Ms... More

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    7th June 1995

    Beatrix Potter Engagement Diary For 1996

    This Beatrix Potter diary features a different illustration from her original tales for every month. Each is captioned w... More

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    24th September 1998

    Tale of Peter Rabbit Story Board Book

    The Tale of Peter Rabbit is richly illustrated in this story board book for the very young. With simple text for easy r... More

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    26th September 1996

    A First Peter Rabbit Book: A Learning Book For Young Children

    This learning book introduces young readers to a range of concepts. Beatrix Potter's characters illustrate the themes su... More

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    1st June 1993

    The Tale of Peter Rabbit

    Mr. McGregor has two things on his mind when he sees Peter in his garden. One is the safety of his lettuces; the other i... More

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    1st July 1992

    The Fairy Caravan

    THE FAIRY CARAVAN is the story of a miniature circus, William and Alexander's Travelling Circus. It is no ordinary circu... More

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    1st March 1997

    Little Hide-And-Seek Books: The Flopsy Bunnies

    Featuring favourite Beatrix Potter characters this novelty format with sliding pictures is ideal for young children to p... More

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    3rd March 1994

    Little Hide-And-Seek Books: Peter Rabbit

    The world's most beloved rabbit makes his bathtime debut in this waterproof book featuring simple text and vivid illustr... More

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    1st March 1997

    Little Hide-And-Seek Books: Two Bad Mice

    Featuring favourite Beatrix Potter characters this novelty format with sliding picture books is ideal for young children... More

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    1st October 1993

    The Tailor of Gloucester Deluxe Edition

    This timeless story of a Christmas "miracle" will be an instant favorite with family and friends alike. Features deluxe ... More

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    25th March 1993

    The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher

    Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher Gold Centenary Edition Counterpack Header.... More

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    25th March 1993

    The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck(Giant Paperback)

    A favorite Potter character comes to life in this popular sticker storybook format. Children will enjoy adding stickers ... More

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    18th March 1991

    The Tale of Peter Rabbit

    "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" was first published by Frederick Warne in 1902 and endures as Beatrix Potter's most popular a... More

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    1st October 2009

    Peter Rabbit and His Friends

    This chunky little board book has a sturdy fabric and plastic fastening to fix it to a buggy and is perfect for providin... More

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