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Thursday, 25 July 2013
The Tale of Beatrix Potter
It’s Beatrix Potter’s birthday on Sunday (28th
July). If she was still alive she’d be 147-years-old! The author is probably
best known for her enduringly popular children’s books about Peter Rabbit, the
Tailor of Gloucester, Jemima Puddleduck and Tom Kitten, to name but a few. I’m
sure most of us are familiar with her beautiful illustrations of these animal
characters, especially Peter Rabbit in his blue jacket.
Helen Beatrix Potter was born in 1866 in South Kensington,
London. Despite a city upbringing, the Potters enjoyed long holidays in the
countryside and had an array of much-loved family pets, many of whom went on to
appear in Beatrix’s books! You can find out lots more about the author from TheBeatrix Potter Society and
from books at Townhill Library. Amongst those shelved at 828.8 POT, you’ll
find The Journal of Beatrix Potter from1881 to 1897
and you’ll see conference papers from The Beatrix Potter Society
at 823.912 POT.
As you’d expect, we’ve got books written by Beatrix Potter
too! You’ll find Peter, Jemima and the gang in the Junior Fiction section of
Townhill Library. The linguists amongst you might like to read about their
exploits in French! Find L’histoire de
Toto let Minet and more at Teaching Practice 843.91 POT. Magnifique!
The House of the Tailor of Gloucester (photo by Hannah Meiklejohn)