Penguin Book


Beatrix Potter

Linda Lear

Beatrix Potter, the twentieth century's most beloved children's writer and and illustrator, created books that will forever conjure nature for millions. Yet though she is a household name around the world, her personal life and her other significant achievements remain largely unknown. 

This remarkable new biography is a voyage of discovery into the story of an extraordinary woman. At a time when plunder was more popular than preservation, she brought nature back into the English imagination. Beatrix Potter: A Life In Nature reveals a strong, humorous and independent woman, whose art was timeless, and whose generosity left an indelible imprint on the countryside.

Linda Lear has always been intrigued by how the lives of artists and writers have been influenced by the natural world. She discovered quite by accident that before Beatrix Potter began her legendary series of 'little books' for children she had been an avid student of natural history. A professor of environmental history and author of the prize-winning biography Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature, Lear is an enthusiastic horticulturalist and collector of botanical art. She and her husband live in Bethesda, Maryland. Linda Lear's latest title, Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature is published by Penguin.

Division
Penguin
Publication date
19/12/2006
Category
  • Biography and Memoir
Format TPS
234 x 153mm
Illustrations
4 x 8 pp colour and black and white insets
Extent
608
US
Macmillan US (St Martin's Press) (PRH Rights)
Translation
Cynthia Cannell Literary Agency
Film
Cynthia Cannell Literary Agency
Serial
Cynthia Cannell Literary Agency
Audio (Unabridged)
TANTOR MEDIA (PRH Rights)
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