Monday, July 29, 2013
Let's celebrate authors! Beatrix Potter
Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English author,illustrator and natural scientist ibest known for children's books featuring antropomorphic characters such as in The Tale of Peter Rabbit which celebrated the British landscape and country life.
was published by Frederick Warne & Co. in 1902 with an initial
8000 copies printed and the tale has never been out of print since. She went on to publish
another 22 little books over the next 28 years, the proceeds from which enabled her to buy Hill Top Farm in the Lake District. Eventually she went on to own 15 farms and over 4,000 acres of land in the area.
Ideas from www.peterrabbit.com