Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature
In this remarkable biography, Linda Lear offers a new look at the extraordinary woman who gave us some of the most beloved childrenâ€™s books of all time. Potter found freedom from her conventional Victorian upbringing in the countryside. Nature inspired her imagination as an artist and scientific illustrator, but The Tale of Peter Rabbit brought her fame, financial succe
Beatrix Potter was born in London in 1866 to wealthy Victorian parents. From early childhood, she was passionately interested in the natu ...more
Lindsay Duncan reads from a Linda Lear's biography of the 20th century's most beloved children's writer and creator of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter.
1/5: This opening episode reveal Potter's north country ancestry and the landscapes that nurtured her creative imagination.
2/5: Linda Lear's biography of the author reveals how Peter Rabbit and Jeremy Fisher came to be born.
3/5. Potter's initial success as a writer was paralleled by an increasingly close relationsh ...more
Unlike Disney's Mickey Mouse & Co., Potter's Peter & Co. were set in "a real place and in real, ...more
The first part of the book heavily concentrates on Beatrix's studies of fungi and her struggle to have her research accepted by the Natural History Muse ...more
She had a deep love of the land and all that it held.
Beatrix Potter's mother, ...more
Beatrix Potter comes across as a multitalented, sometimes ornery, independent spirit, constrained in youth by gender prejudice and her own quest for new experiences from going farther with cutting-edge research and illustration of mushrooms and fungi. (One hundred years after she pr ...more
Linda Lear has written a very concise and detailed biography. If you're anything like me and you enjoy reading about writers then you'll love this book.
From what I can gather so far Beatrix was primarily an artist rather than a writer. Her interest in life-like animal sketches was where the inspiration for her stories came from, the plots often springing from a sketch already in existance rather than ill ...more
Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature outlines the life of a woman whose interests and passions were diverse. She drew and studied fungi for a number of years, wrote and illustrated a number of children's books, bought thousands of acres of land in an effort to preserv ...more
Beatrix Potter is well-known as the author and artist of The Tale Of Peter Rabbit and creator of many other beloved characters such as Jemima Puddle-duck and Benjamin Bunny. But she was also a woman of business acumen. She was a budding naturalist who fought to preserve the Lake District of England for future generations. In this book, Linda Lear explores all facets of Beatrix Potter's life and work.
The only things I knew about Beatrix Potter before read ...more
Ever the dutiful dau ...more
While many may know Beatrix Potter for her books, it was nature and farming that were her true passions in life. She should be first and foremost thought of an environmentalist. She spent a good portion engaged in nature and capturing England's natural countryside. She spent a good part of her life (and money) pres ...more
Because Beatrix was such a prolific writer, not just of books, but of letters and journal entries, this book was filled wi ...more
Although Lear went into more details then I was looking for about her trials as a Victorian/Edwardian woman with a mo ...more
For a quick and lively jaunt through Potter's life, I recommend The Tale of Beatrix Potter by Margaret L ...more