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Beatrix Potter's Hill Top

Beatrix Potter's Hill Top

Cumbria

by National National Trust and Claire Masset
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/01/2016
 
Hill Top is a shrine to Beatrix Potter, each room imbued with her spirit. The house she bought with the royalties from her first and most famous book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, became her cabinet of curiosities, a giant dolls' house where she would arrange and re-arrange her things as she liked. Every painting, piece of furniture, and antique had symbolic or emotional meaning to her. Featuring new photography, illustrations from the "little books," and photographs of Beatrix and her family, this new guidebook traces the fascinating story of this extraordinary woman. Peppered with quotes from Beatrix, it reveals her lonely London childhood, how she became a successful author and illustrator, and how she fell in love with the Lakes and acquired Hill Top. Readers will discover her lovely farmhouse and cottage garden and see how her surroundings inspired many scenes in her little books, and how, in later life, she reinvented herself as a farmer, landowner, conservationist, and National Trust supporter. Today, it is thanks to her that the Lake District remains one of the most spectacular corners of England.
ISBN:
9781843594772
9781843594772
Category:
Local history
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-01-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
History Press Limited, The
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
210x210mm
Claire Masset

Claire Masset is currently the Guidebooks Publisher for the National Trust. She was formerly the Gardens Editor of The English Garden Magazine and freelance journalist for publications including Country Life and Gardens Illustrated. She is the author of Department Stores, Orchards and Tea for Shire Publishing.

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