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About the Author: Beatrix Potter

Helen Beatrix Potter was an English author, illustrator, mycologist, and conservationist who was best known for her children's books, which featured animal characters such as Peter Rabbit.

Born into a privileged household, Potter was educated by governesses, and grew up isolated from other children. She had numerous pets and through holidays in Scotland and the Lake District developed a love of landscape, flora and fauna, all of which she closely observed and painted. As a young woman her parents discouraged intellectual development, but her study and paintings of fungi led her to be widely respected in the field of mycology. In her thirties Potter published the highly successful children's book The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and became secretly engaged to her publisher, Norman Warne, causing a breach with her parents, who disapproved of his social status. Warne died before the wedding could take place.

Potter eventually published 23 children's books, and having become financially independent of her parents, was able to buy a farm in the Lake District, which she extended with other purchases over time. In her forties she married a local solicitor, William Heelis. She became a sheep breeder and farmer while continuing to write and illustrate children's books. Potter died in 1943, and left almost all of her property to The National Trust in order to preserve the beauty of the Lake District as she had known it, protecting it from developers.

Potter's books continue to sell well throughout the world, in multiple languages. Her stories have been retold in various formats, including a ballet, films and in animation.


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Paperback, Published in Mar 2014 by Wordsworth Editions

ISBN10: 1840227230 | ISBN13: 9781840227239

Page count: 416

All your favourite Beatrix Potter stories in two volumes:

The books in Volume One:

The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers
or, The Roly-Poly Pudding
The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
The Tale of Ginger & Pickles
The Tale of Mrs Tittlemouse
The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes
The Tale of Mr Tod
The Tale of Pigling Bland
The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse
Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes
The Tale of Little Pig Robinson

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