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The Tale of Beatrix Potter: A Biography Paperback – 24 Apr 1986


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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; New edition edition (24 April 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140073647
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140073645
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.5 x 12.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 427,472 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Anthony B. Whittle on 18 April 2008
Format: Paperback
I always thought that a certain Beatrix Potter was a lady who wrote some childrens stories about a hundred years ago full stop.In fact she was a very talented artist and writer whose name and works have become legendary with the passing of time.The book THE TALE OF BEATRIX POTTER by Margaret Lane covers the life and times of this quite amazing lady in a very factual,precise and interesting way.Adequate photographs and some early sketches add to the feel of that golden age and oh yes ,it is beautifully written, a real little gem of a book.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Caroline Lennox on 10 Sep 2008
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This book is a wonderful unfolding of a creative, intelligent woman with an attention to the most special quality Beatrix possessed...the ability to see beauty in simplicity. I loved this read and its sensitivity; a must if you loved the recent film but are eager to know more!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Iain.Stewart1979 on 16 Nov 2010
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This book is definitely the best Beatrix Potter biography I've read. Full of personal detail, it contains material that was accessible to Lane exclusively. The book fills in the gaps, revealing the secret life of a woman, whom everyone feels they already know intimately. Fantastic!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Wiws on 11 Sep 2010
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Really well written, felt her pain and happiness all the way through the book. A must read for Beatrix Potter fans
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By libby_black on 9 Feb 2012
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i loved this book, i knew nothing whatsoever about her before reading this. what an eyeopener indeed. she really was a pioneer in many ways. i found parts of the book very sad, but i guess growing up in a different era left her with a lot of challenges in life. what a remarkable woman.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Staniford on 15 Feb 2011
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This book is very moving. It portrays her life and how hard it was for her. A must have for all her fans.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rachel OK on 23 Feb 2011
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Being a fan of the Miss Potter film, I was interested to see how much was truth or fiction. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Not a long read but still well written and kept my interest throughout. A good read!
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A most beautiful book lovingly researched to make an interesting and delightful read. I shall treasure it and take pleasure in reading it again in the not too distant future. A very modern lady in the victorian world. Thank you for the excellent packaging and prompt delivery as always arriving in good time and condition.
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