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Beatrix Potter: At Home in the Lake District

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    Susan Denyer(Author) Simon Upton(Photographer) Joe Cornish(Photographer) Stephen Robson(Photographer)&1more

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As an artist and storyteller Beatrix Potter is world-famous. Of no less importance is her work in protecting some of the finest examples of the Lake District's landscapes and in creating romantic interiors and a beautiful garden at Hill Top, the farmhouse she bought at Near Sawrey in 1905. Her picturesque house and the breathtaking scenery inspired many of Beatrix's stories and drawings. This book looks at the relationship between the Lake District and her work and includes numerous extracts from her letters and diaries, as well as atmospheric photographs from the Beatrix Potter archive.

Susan Denyer shows a natural empathy for her subject and the countryside she loved (Home & Country)A beautiful and absorbing book which will keep anyone ever touched by Beatrix Potter's life and work thoroughly absorbed from stunning cover to cover (Antiques Magazine)

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  • By Anthony B. Whittle on 27 April 2008

    Without doubt Hill Top is is a name synonymous with the famous Beatrix Potter.She bought this farmhouse in 1905, spent much of her time there and really loved the place.Strange as it may seem for a woman of her background Beatrix wanted to be a sucessfull farmer more than anything else and there in Near Sawrey she became one.To visit the house now as so many have done over the years since the National Trust took it over is to literaly step back in time and to her many fans as well as casual observers of another age it is a most rewarding experience. Unfortunately no photography of any kind is allowed in the house and this is where this wonderful book by Susan Denyer really comes into its own . The photographs of the rooms and furniture give one a chance to be able to study Hill Top at leasure something you can hardly attempt on just a visit.The colour plates of the farm and that general area of the lake district are quite stunning not to mention some old photos of Beatrix,her family and the times they lived in just for good measure.Several watercolours taken from some of the stories that were written at Hill Top are included with easily recognisable backgrounds and last but not least an excellent narrative puts the icing on the cake . This superb book is designed for your sheer enjoyment and it does not dissapoint.

  • By Amy on 6 January 2016

    A Marvellous book full of insight into Beatrix Potter's life you would not find elsewhere. The fact it is published in association with The National Trust makes it all the more insightful due to her relationship with them in her later life. Often we are familiarised with the author side of Beatrix Potter, but it was wonderful to learn more about her private life and I particularly enjoyed the quotes of things Beatrix actually said herself, as it gave a real insight into her personality. I now feel I know her. It was also fascinating to see how her surrounding furnishings were incorporated into her books illustrations. If you are a fan of Beatrix Potter I would highly recommend it as it is such a lovely book.

  • By ms. Kit Meg on 2 November 2014

    I am a fan of Beatrix Potter, once you get to know about her life - its really hard not to be! I visited Hill Top a couple of months ago and really enjoyed the visit, a beautiful home. I was disappointed because you cannot take photographs there and its nice to look back on pictures to remind you of a lovely visit. THEN i found this book. I was sat reading it and my younger son asked me 'why are you reading that book and smiling'. And it was true, i was smiling - because this book is so lovely. Views all around Hill Top, inside and out. I love it and recommend it highly for anyone who loves Ms Potter.

  • By Mrs. V. L. Auton on 16 January 2014

    this is a must for any fan of potters or period homes-beautiful photos of potters time capsule house and garden-information on furniture ornaments,paintings etc

  • By Guest on 27 July 2016

    the book is very good, the package was damaged by transport <hat caused probably light damage to its cuver. A better package is preferrable

  • By Bayleaf on 2 January 2015

    Perfect as described condition V pleased

  • By G CHARD on 19 April 2015


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