The Story of Beatrix Potter - Smaller Format

Author(s): Sarah Gristwood


This illustrated biography of the beloved writer has been a strong seller and critical success. It is now available in a smaller, more affordable format. Interest in Beatrix Potter and her characters is undimmed, with the second Peter Rabbit film being released in summer 2021 and an exhibition at the V&A from February 2022, 'Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature'. 

Few people realise how extraordinary Beatrix Potter's own story is. She was a woman of contradictions. A sheltered Victorian daughter who grew into an astute modern businesswoman. A talented artist who became a scientific expert. A famous author who gave it all up to become a farmer, then a pioneering conservationist. 

Bestselling biographer Sarah Gristwood follows the twists and turns of Beatrix Potter's life and its key turning points - including her tragically brief first engagement and happy second marriage late in life. She traces the creation of Beatrix's most famous characters - including the naughty Peter Rabbit, confused Jemima Puddleduck and cheeky Squirrel Nutkin - revealing how she drew on her unusual childhood pets and locations in her beloved Lake District. 

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

'Excellent, anecdotal text...' - The Times Literary Supplement

'Beautifully illustrated.' - The Sunday Express




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General Fields

  • : 9781911657408
  • : Pavilion Books
  • : National Trust Books
  • : 0.56699
  • : November 2021
  • : {"length"=>["8.7"], "width"=>["6.7"], "units"=>["Inches"]}
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 160
  • : English
  • : 2111
  • : Hardback
  • : Sarah Gristwood