Beatrix Potter

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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The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Win­kle
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The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
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The Tale of Jemima Pud­dle-Duck
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The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit
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The tale of two bad mice, Beatrix Potter
The Tailor of Gloucester, Beatrix Potter
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The Tailor of Gloucester
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The Tale of Samuel Whiskers / The Roly-Poly Pud­ding
The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse, Beatrix Potter
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The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse
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The Tale of Ginger and Pickles, Beatrix Potter
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The Tale of Ginger and Pickles
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The Tale of the Pie and the Patty Pan, Beatrix Potter
The Tale of Mr. Tod, Beatrix Potter
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The Tale of Mr. Tod
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The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit, Beatrix Potter
The Story of Miss Moppet, Beatrix Potter
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The Story of Miss Moppet
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The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse, Beatrix Potter
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The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse
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The Great Big Trea­sury of Beat­rix Pot­ter
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The Tale of Mr. Je­remy Fisher
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The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
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The Tale of the Flopsy Bun­nies
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The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit
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The Tale of Timmy Tip­toes
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The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes
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Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes, Beatrix Potter
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