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What a superb book!
on 26 May 2007
This is a superb book. I borrowed it from the library and am now just about to buy it, I know I'll read it again and again. I feel like I've just stepped back in time and met some fascinating people. Not just Beatrix but many of her friends and those who have influenced her described in detail and are interesting in themselves. The appendix showing the reasearch is huge and also a good read, so much so that I intend to read about the work of others.
To know Beatrix's later life is also to know the origins of the National Trust and the conservation movement and that is also another component of this fascinating woman's life detailed in this book.
I could hardly put this book down once I'd started it. It's easy to read and an excellent introduction to a fascinating person, her friends and activities. Highly recommended.