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Beatrix Potter by Linda Lear
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Aug 26, 11

Read from July 10 to October 05, 2010

This is taking me so long to read. Got past the fungi though so now it is becoming more interesting to me.

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Chapters of fungi.

I wanted to write down something Beatrix wrote in a letter about her mother, who died at a very old age. It was something about Beatrix being exasperated because she would not die, being on the brink of death one moment, then waking and asking for tea the next. I thought it was funny and the author included it, not to portray Beatrix as cold and unfeeling, but to illustrate the lack of closeness between a dutiful daughter and her spoiled wealthy mother. Alas, I forgot. But you pretty much get the gist throughout the book.

Although it was mostly a very dry read, I'm glad I read this. The author did a fine job making the reader understand exactly what was happening, in society and life in general, during Beatrix Potter's life.
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