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The Resource The story of Beatrix Potter, Sarah Gristwood

The story of Beatrix Potter, Sarah Gristwood

Label
The story of Beatrix Potter
Title
The story of Beatrix Potter
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Gristwood
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
To this day, Beatrix Potter's tales delight children and grown-ups around the world. But few people realise how extraordinary her 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. In The Story of Beatrix Potter, 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. She explores too, the last 30 years of Potter's life, when she abandoned books to become a working farmer and a pioneering conservationist, whose work with the National Trust helped to save thousands of acres of the Lake District a legacy that, like her books, continues to enrich our lives today
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gristwood, Sarah
Dewey number
823/.912
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6031.O72
LC item number
Z5863 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Potter, Beatrix
  • Women novelists, English
  • Novelists, English
  • Women artists
  • Artists
Label
The story of Beatrix Potter, Sarah Gristwood
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 154) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction--Part 1: 1866-1990--Part 2: 1900-1913--Part 3: 1913-1943--Afterlife--Discovering more
Control code
sky280586347
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781909881808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
The story of Beatrix Potter, Sarah Gristwood
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 154) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction--Part 1: 1866-1990--Part 2: 1900-1913--Part 3: 1913-1943--Afterlife--Discovering more
Control code
sky280586347
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781909881808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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