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Beatrix Potter - Author

Beatrix Potter was born in London in 1866. During her rather lonely childhood and later, as a young woman, she studied art and natural history. She acquired her love and knowledge of the countryside during family holidays, at first in Scotland and then in the Lake District. She started her career as children's author and illustrator in 1901 when she was thirty-five. In the years before the First World War, demand for her work was so great that she was publishing an average of two new stories a year. As she became financially independent, she was able to buy some land in the Lake District and in 1913, on her marriage to solicitor William Heelis, she moved to live there permanently. For the last thirty years of her life, writing and illustrating gave place to a second career as a sheep farmer and countryside conservationist.

Her little books never lost their popularity however and today they sell in their millions, translated into numerous languages, and the pleasures of those timeless tales continue to be enjoyed by children all over the world.

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The Tale of Kitty in Boots
Beatrix Potter - illustrated by Quentin Blake
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | September 2016 Book of the Month There was great excitement in the literary world earlier this year at the news that an unpublished Beatrix Potter story had been discovered. The Tale...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2016
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Peter Rabbit: Doodle Book
Beatrix Potter
Discover Mrs Tiggy-winkle, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-duck, Mr Jeremy Fisher, Tom Kitten and of course mischievous Peter Rabbit amongst the pages of this delightful colouring/doodle book. Simple illustrations of Beatrix Potter's most famous creations invite aspiring artists to colour whilst...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter
Cats Brothers, the award winning knitwear/street-wear label give Peter Rabbit a decidedly cool, but very fitting new look on the cover of this edition of the favourite story, one of the Beatrix Potter British Fashion Designer Collection, created to mark...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
Beatrix Potter
This edition of The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck comes wrapped in a special bespoke cover created by the iconic British fashion designer Henry Holland of House of Holland. His introduction explains that he sees Jemima as the kind of duck...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
Beatrix Potter
Beatrix Potter's tale of the dear prickly little laundress Mrs Tiggy-winkle is a favourite of Irish designer Orla Kiely and she's designed a characteristically chic cover for this special edition, one of the Beatrix Potter British Fashion Designer Collection, created...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
Beatrix Potter
Victoriana and recycling inspire cutting-edge fashion designers Preen, and they've used this to great effect to create an eye-catching new cover for The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, in the Beatrix Potter British Fashion Designer Collection, created to mark the 150th...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Tale of Tom Kitten
Beatrix Potter
The Tale of Tom Kitten is set in the cottage garden Beatrix created herself at Hill Top, the farm she owned near the village of Sawrey. Tom and his sisters look so smart in their new clothes. When their mother...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter
Beatrix Potter
This is a stunning celebration of both Peter Rabbit and the 150th birthday of the author whose legacy is still delighting children and adults alike. Beautifully presented with a gold-foiled jacket and illustrations of Peter on the end papers this...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/01/2016
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Peter Rabbit: a Big Box of Little Books
Beatrix Potter
A big box of little board books about Peter Rabbit and friends! This set includes nine mini stories featuring characters from Beatrix Potter's classic tales, including Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, Squirrel Nutkin, Jemima Puddle-duck, Jeremy Fisher and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle. Featuring...
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Format: Board book | Released 05/03/2015
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The World of Peter Rabbit - the Complete Collection of Original Tales 1-23 White Jackets
Beatrix Potter
From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, published by Frederick Warne in 1902, Beatrix Potter went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including Mrs Tiggy-winkle, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-duck, Mr Jeremy Fisher and...
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Format: Multiple-item retail product | Released 05/02/2015
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Peter Rabbit ABC
Beatrix Potter
A soft-to-the-touch board book, these two titles - Peter Rabbit's ABC and Peter Rabbit's 123 - are simple introductions to letters and numbers. Both titles feature many of the favourite Beatrix Potter characters. Additionality comes with the giant opening flaps...
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Format: Board book | Released 03/01/2013
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Peter Rabbit 123
Beatrix Potter
A soft-to-the-touch board book, these two titles - Peter Rabbit's ABC and Peter Rabbit's 123 - are simple introductions to letters and numbers. Both titles feature many of the favourite Beatrix Potter characters. Additionality comes with the giant opening flaps...
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Format: Board book | Released 03/01/2013
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Peter Rabbit: Easter Surprise
Beatrix Potter
A lovely new board book of Peter Rabbit and his friends enjoying the Springtime. The charming rhyming story features lots of Beatrix Potter's most famous characters, such as Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddle-Duck in a Pied Piper-style adventure. This great-value...
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Format: Board book | Released 03/01/2013
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Jemima Puddle-Duck My First Little Library
Beatrix Potter
This is a perfect introduction to the wonderful world of Jemima Puddleduck for babies and young children. Jemima Puddle-Duck: My First Little Library contains four small, chunky board books that gently introduce early learning concepts with help from beautiful classic...
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Format: Multiple copy pack | Released 03/05/2012
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Jemima Puddle-Duck Buggy Book
Beatrix Potter
This is a gorgeous little buggy book featuring Beatrix Potter's Jemima Puddle-Duck, with very simple and appealing illustrations, that is perfect for babies on the go; simply clip to a buggy or a highchair and it will keep kids entertained...
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Format: Board book | Released 03/05/2012
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Peter Rabbit My First Little Library
Beatrix Potter
Beautifully boxed, this little library contains concept books for numbers, colours, shapes and words. Beatrix Potter's classic characters of Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck, Squirrel Nutkin and the little mouse from The Tailor of Gloucester introduce the different concepts.
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Format: Board book | Released 05/05/2011
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Peekaboo, Peter!
Beatrix Potter
A simple guessing game which features five of the author's best-known characters, including Peter Rabbit.
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Format: Board book | Released 06/01/2011
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Peter Rabbit Buggy Book
Beatrix Potter
The classic character of Peter Rabbit is introduced in this attractive, chunky board book which can be safely attached to a buggy. See him hop, nibble carrots, have a cuddle with his mum and tuck up tight at bedtime. Full...
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Format: Board book | Released 06/01/2011
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Peter Rabbit Finger Puppet Book
Beatrix Potter
This interactive book allows little fingers to help Peter Rabbit to enjoy his adventures as he wriggles his way through the holes on the pages. An attractive introduction to the classic Beatrix Potter story.
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Format: Board book | Released 06/01/2011
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The Tale of Two Bad Mice
Beatrix Potter
August 2011 Guest Editor Julie Hearn has chosen this favourite tale: "When I was little I believed, absolutely, that Mrs Tiggy-Winkle washed my grandad's socks and ironed his pocket handkerchiefs, even though he wasn't a small animal. To this day,...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/03/2002
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