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Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life : The plants and places that inspired the classic children's tales

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There aren’t many books more beloved than The Tale of Peter Rabbit and even fewer authors as iconic as Beatrix Potter. More than 150 million copies of her books have sold worldwide and interest in her work and life remains high. And her characters—Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck, and all the rest—exist in a charmed world filled with flowers and gardens. Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life is the first book to explore the origins of Beatrix Potter’s love of gardening and plants and show how this passion came to be reflected in her work. The book begins with a gardener’s biography, highlighting the key moments and places throughout her life that helped define her, including her home Hill Top Farm in England's Lake District. Next, the reader follows Beatrix Potter through a year in her garden, with a season-by-season overview of what is blooming that truly brings her gardens alive. The book culminates in a traveler’s guide, with information on how and where to visit Potter’s gardens today.Richly illustrated and filled with quotations from her books, letters, and journals, it is essential reading for all who know and cherish Beatrix Potter’s classic tales.

There aren?t many books more beloved than The Tale of Peter Rabbit and even fewer authors as iconic as Beatrix Potter. More than 150 million copies of her books have sold worldwide and interest in her work and life remains high. And her characters?Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck, and all the rest?exist in a charmed world filled with flowers and gardens. Beatrix Potter?s Gardening Life is the first book to explore the origins of Beatrix Potter?s love of gardening and plants and show how this passion came to be reflected in her work. The book begins with a gardener?s biography, highlighting the key moments and places throughout her life that helped define her, including her home Hill Top Farm in England's Lake District. Next, the reader follows Beatrix Potter through a year in her garden, with a season-by-season overview of what is blooming that truly brings her gardens alive. The book culminates in a traveler?s guide, with information on how and where to visit Potter?s gardens today.

Richly illustrated and filled with quotations from her books, letters, and journals, it is essential reading for all who know and cherish Beatrix Potter?s classic tales.

Number of Pages: 339
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Workman Pub Co
Author: Marta McDowell
Language: English
Street Date: November 5, 2013
TCIN: 16022409
UPC: 9781604693638
Item Number (DPCI): 247-09-9104
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A marvelous study of Beatrix Potter. A lovely, visually appealing book which appeals on many levels.
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