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Beatrix Potter

A Life in Nature

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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Beatrix Potter

A Life in Nature

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Copyright © 2007 Linda Lear
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ISBN: 9780312369347