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5.0 out of 5 stars A Golden Heritage, 27 July 2009
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Dh Walker "David H. Walker" (Gloucester, England) - See all my reviews
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Together with "Walking with Beatrix Potter" this little book gives excellent background information about the other side of Mrs. Heelis' very creative personality. Whe she was asked by an American magazine how she wished to be described she wrote -

"Mrs.Heelis wrote little books for children, and then became a farmer and breeder of Herdwick sheep..." All of her books and her life in later years especially demonstrated her love of animals and Lake District Countryside. Her wonderful gift to the National Trust (of which she was a founder) was designed to ensure that the peace and beauty of these lovely farms and fells and lakes can be retained. The book describes the epitome of her modest and generous nature.

My wife and i celebrated our Golden Wedding at Yew Tree Farm - one that retains Beatrix's furniture and animals - and the atmosphere wonderfully well. We really benefitted by reading the two little books before visiting the area. For us they were the best of Guide books - and a "thing of beauty" in themselves.

David and Mary Walker.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A true "walk back in time" - enchanting, 22 Feb. 2014
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We adore Beatrix Potters childrens books and wanted to know more about the person behind the writing. This book really reveals the lady herself and there are some delightful anecdotes. A captivating read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars needed more Beatrix, 12 Sept. 2013
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As I am a great fan of Beatrix Potter, I would have enjoyed the book more if the focus had been heavier on her as an individual, as opposed to such a long history of the Heelis family.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 29 May 2015
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Beatrix Potter, sorry Mrs Heelis and her married life.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 10 Oct. 2014
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This review is from: The Tale of Mrs.William Heelis: Beatrix Potter (Paperback)
very interesting and informative
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The Tale of Mrs.William Heelis: Beatrix Potter by John E. Heelis (Paperback - Mar. 1999)
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