Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature

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9780312377960: Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature

Any mention of Beatrix Potter calls up images of Peter Rabbit, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and Jemima Puddle-Duck rather than a Lakeland farmer, but after her purchase of Hill Top in 1905, farming was the greater part of Potter's life. Written by an environmental historian, this biography tells the full story of the writer turned visionary landowner, farmer and sheep breeder, whose love of nature was the inspiration for both her books and her life in the Lake District.

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Review:

Praise for Linda Lear's BEATRIX POTTER: "An in-depth biography of Beatrix Potter is long overdue and here Linda Lear fills that gap with a thoroughly well-researched and compelling book."--Judy Taylor, author of "Beatrix Potter: Artist, Storyteller and Countrywoman" Praise for Linda Lear's RACHEL CARSON: WITNESS FOR NATURE:
.."a probing and scrupulously footnoted accounting of this extraordinary woman's life....Lear's treatment of Carson's romantic life is never prurient, and it helps fill out the portrait of a gifted and courageous woman who helped redefine the way humans look at their place in nature."--"Time"
"Linda Lear's RACHEL CARSON: WITNESS FOR NATURE is timely indeed. Happily it is also authoritative. Lear..has the empathy, balance and literary skill to conjure up Carson the scientist, writer, lover and family member, shackled for life to need relatives....As both biography and scientific commentary, RACHEL CARSON: WITNESS FOR NATURE is a staggering accomplishment. Lear's impressive research, scrupulous presentation, deep sensitivity, controlled passion and lyrical prose are reminiscent of Carson's, and paint a mulit-dimensional portrait of the woman whose Silent Spring unleashed shrieks of protest that still resound today."--Elizabeth Abbott
"Hers was an exemplary existence, and now it has been told in exemplary fashion by Linda Lear....Lear is honest but tactful - reflecting Carson's own delicacy....the power of Lear's magnificent, heartfelt biography is enough to send the reader back to Carson's writing with new attention and respect."--Verlyn Klinkenborg," Audubon"
"Much deserved, a biography would also be difficult to write. Happily, RACHEL CARSON: WITNESSFOR NATURE by Linda Lear is sensitive, scrupulous and a consistently fine read."--"Baltimore Sun" "In terms of research, Carson has been well-served by her biographer."-- "Observer Review"
"Linda Lear's prose is tidy, meticulous in its attention to detail and shows a deep reverence for its subject."--"New Scientist"

Praise for Linda Lear's BEATRIX POTTER: "Lear paints an appealing, revealing picture of an independent, accomplished and loving woman who used her art and research to educate herselve and a host of readers."--"Bookpage""" "As an appreciation of a life well-lived and a talent almost accidentally nurtured, "Beatrix Potter," tells an absorbing story well worth reading."--"Christian Science Monitor" "Potter was a famously close observer of the world around her, and Lear is an equally close observer of her subject. The result is a meticulously researched and brilliantly re-created life that, despite its length and accretion of detail, is endlessly fascinating and often illuminating. It is altogether a remarkable achievement."--"Booklist, *Starred Review*""" "In this remarkable biography...the author's meticulous attention to detail is obvious throughout, not to mention her elegant writing and exceptional scholarship. Highly recommended."--"Library Journal" "Potter's witty journals, with their close observations of people, animals, objects and places, serve as the basis for Lear's engrossing account, which will appeal to ecologists, historians, child lit buffs and those who want to know the real Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and Benjamin Bunny."--"Publishers Weekly" "The great achievement of this book is the way it knits together Potter's lifelong activities in art and science and shows how they are all part of an extraordinarily integrated life: how her feeling for plants and animals and her finely detailed observations of the natural world were the foundation stones of her children's books as well as her land management skills and environmentalawareness."--"The Australian""" "An in-depth biography of Beatrix Potter is long overdue and here Linda Lear fills that gap with a thoroughly well-researched and compelling book."--Judy Taylor, author of "Beatrix Potter: Artist, Storyteller and Countrywoman"

Praise for "Beatrix Potter," Winner of the 2007 Lakeland Book of the Year Award:

"Read Beatrix Potter by Linda Lear and you sense a woman poised between late-Victorian constraint and the promises, intellectual and amorous, of liberation."--Anthony Lane, "The New Yorker"

"Potter was a famously close observer of the world around her, and Lear is an equally close observer of her subject. The result is a meticulously researched and brilliantly re-created life that, despite its length and accretion of detail, is endlessly fascinating and often illuminating. It is altogether a remarkable achievement."--"Booklist, *Starred Review*"

"Lear is not only an impeccable historian but a grand storyteller...a magisterial and definitive biography, a delight in every way."--"The Horn Book"

"In this remarkable biography...the author's meticulous attention to detail is obvious throughout, not to mention her elegant writing and exceptional scholarship. Highly recommended."--"Library Journal"

Praise for "Beatrix Potter", Winner of the 2007 Lakeland Book of the Year Award:

"Read Beatrix Potter by Linda Lear and you sense a woman poised between late-Victorian constraint and the promises, intellectual and amorous, of liberation."--Anthony Lane, "The New Yorker"

"Potter was a famously close observer of the world around her, and Lear is an equally close observer of her subject. The result is a meticulously researched and brilliantly re-created life that, despite its length and accretion of detail, is endlessly fascinating and often illuminating. It is altogether a remarkable achievement."--"Booklist, *Starred Review*"

"Lear is not only an impeccable historian but a grand storyteller...a magisterial and definitive biography, a delight in every way."--"The Horn Book"

"In this remarkable biography...the author's meticulous attention to detail is obvious throughout, not to mention her elegant writing and exceptional scholarship. Highly recommended."--"Library Journal"

Praise for "Beatrix Potter," Winner of the 2007 Lakeland Book of the Year Award:

"Read Beatrix Potter by Linda Lear and you sense a woman poised between late-Victorian constraint and the promises, intellectual and amorous, of liberation."--Anthony Lane, "The New Yorker"

"Potter was a famously close observer of the world around her, and Lear is an equally close observer of her subject. The result is a meticulously researched and brilliantly re-created life that, despite its length and accretion of detail, is endlessly fascinating and often illuminating. It is altogether a remarkable achievement."--"Booklist, *Starred Review*"

"Lear is not only an impeccable historian but a grand storyteller...a magisterial and definitive biography, a delight in every way."--"The Horn Book"

"In this remarkable biography...the author's meticulous attention to detail is obvious throughout, not to mention her elegant writing and exceptional scholarship. Highly recommended."--"Library Journal"

Winner of the 2007 Lakeland Book of the Year Award:

"Read Beatrix Potter by Linda Lear and you sense a woman poised between late-Victorian constraint and the promises, intellectual and amorous, of liberation."--Anthony Lane, "The New Yorker"

"Potter was a famously close observer of the world around her, and Lear is an equally close observer of her subject. The result is a meticulously researched and brilliantly re-created life that, despite its length and accretion of detail, is endlessly fascinating and often illuminating. It is altogether a remarkable achievement."--"Booklist, *Starred Review*"

"Lear is not only an impeccable historian but a grand storyteller...a magisterial and definitive biography, a delight in every way."--"The Horn Book"

"In this remarkable biography...the author's meticulous attention to detail is obvious throughout, not to mention her elegant writing and exceptional scholarship. Highly recommended."--"Library Journal"

About the Author:

Linda Lear has always been intrigued by how the lives of arts and writers have been influenced by the natural world. She discovered quite by accident that before Potter began her legendary series of 'little books' for children she had been an avid student of natural history. A professor of environmental history and author of the prize winning biography Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature, Lear is an enthusiastic horticulturalist and collector of botanical art. She and her husband live in Bethesda, Maryland.

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