Anyone interested in gardening, biography, and the creative process will find this book enchanting. Potter was far more than just the creator of Peter Cottontail and Mr. McGregor; she was a watercolorist, a farmer, an enchanting personality. This elegant book's carefully researched text, accompanied by period photographs, Potter illustrations, and recent photographs, captures Potter's wide-ranging interests. The book shows us a complex and accomplished woman.
I had the Kindle version which spoils the illustrations but you can enlarge the illustrations. I found it great to read, better than I thought, it reads very nice and is very informative about the properties that Beatrix owned. I liked the way it talked about weeds occasionally being allowed to grow amongst perrennials (Rose bay Willowherb) and the hard work that goes in to a garden and how buying a new plant and watching it grow is reallly exciting. I read it in a couple of days in the garden.
The book is a Christmas present for my wife so haven't read it myself. She is a keen gardener so the combination of Potter and the flowers in her stories was irresistible Delivery was as promised adnthe book was well packaged.