by Linda J. Lear
Hardcover, 583 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $30 |
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Details the life of the children's author and illustrator who created such memorable characters as Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, and Tom Kitten.
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December 28, 2006 Children's author Beatrix Potter is the subject of a new movie starring Renee Zellweger. But the film covers only a small chapter in the life of an accomplished woman, whose obsessions included the reproductive habits of mushrooms as well as the life of Peter Rabbit.
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