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Beatrix Potter and The Tale of Hill Top Farm

  • When I saw this book in a bookstore, I immediately wanted to have it. The thing is that its main character is a charming artist Beatrix Potter – the creator of Peter Rabbit, Hunca Munca and Mrs. Tiggy Winkle.Beatrix Potter illustration,Victorian Edwardian artists,book illustration,British artistsThe book will please those who are interested in the details of life in the British province in the beginning of the last century. Tea, village gossip and cooking recipes – an ordinary life in the rural neighborhood.
“Miss Potter”, the movie. One will notice many little details of the houses and surroundings, all the wonderful items the houses contain.

Beatrix Potter illustration,Victorian Edwardian artists,book illustration,British artists
Beatrix Potter illustration,Victorian Edwardian artists,book illustration,British artistsBeatrix Potter with pet rabbit, Benjamin Bouncer (photo Sep. 1891)

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Some facts about Beatrix Potter.
  • She wrote and illustrated a total of 28 books that have been translated into more than 35 languages and sold over 100 million copies.
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    • She was educated at home by a governess.
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    She wrote illustrated letters to the son of her former governess in 1893. Seven years later, Beatrix asked to borrow the letter back for a rough version of what became later The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
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    She sent her picture letters to 6 publishers, but was turned down by all of them.
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    She self-published and distributed 250 copies of The Tale of Peter Rabbit. One year later 28,000 copies were in print.
    Peter Rabbit was patented and produced as a soft toy in 1903. This makes Peter the oldest licensed character
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    Beatrix Potter was not only an artist and writer, but a gifted natural scientist and botanical illustrator.
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    After buying Hill Top Farm in Sawrey in the Lake District she began learning the business of running a farm and carried on writing and producing one or two new 'little books' each year.
    Beatrix also became an expert in sheep breeding.
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    She wrote an article 'On the Germination of the Spores of Agaricineae' (gilled funghi) that was presented on her behalf to the (all male) Linnean Society by the Assistant Director of Kew in 1897.
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    • Beatrix Potter illustration,Victorian Edwardian artists,book illustration,British artists
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    She died at the age of 77, in 1943. In her will, she left 14 farms and over 4,000 acres to the National Trust to preserve the beauty of the Lake District and protect it from developers.
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