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Over the Hills and Far Away: The Life of Beatrix Potter
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Over the Hills and Far Away: The Life of Beatrix Potter


Inspired by the twenty-three "tales," Matthew Dennison takes a selection of quotations from Potter's stories and uses them to explore her multi-faceted life and character: repressed Victorian daughter; thwarted lover; artistic genius; formidable countrywoman. They chart her transformation from a young girl with a love of animals and fairy tales into a bestselling author and canny businesswoman, so deeply unusual for the Victorian era in which she grew up. Embellished with photographs of Potter's life and her own illustrations, this biography will delight anyone who has been touched by Beatrix Potter's work.

For the fans of her children’s literature who want to know the real-life animals behind Mrs. Tiggy Winkle, Jemima Puddle duck, and of course, Peter Rabbit.

Title:Over the Hills and Far Away: The Life of Beatrix Potter
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages
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  • Diane S ?
    Mar 25, 2017

    As I've matured as a reader (I like that phrase so much better than as I've aged) I have come to realize how much of themselves an author puts into their writing. Could be something they saw, an incid...

  • Nancy
    Jan 04, 2017

    Beatrix Potter's "little books" are much beloved, and her paintings of little animals in human clothing are universally known.Matthew Dennison's book Over the Hills and Far Away is not a typical biogr...

  • Marzie
    Mar 20, 2017

    I received a copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.3.5-4 starsI find myself struggling a bit with my review of this slender biography of Beatrix Potter. This book was obvi...

  • Jill
    Feb 18, 2017

    The cover’s watercolor catches one’s eye bringing forth remembrances of illustrations from Beatrix Potter tales. As readers turn pages, they discover not a fairy tale but the life of a writer of w...

  • Shelley Quezada
    Mar 21, 2017

    Beatrix Potter’s art and life have been revealed frequently in numerous biographies, a rather odious film, Miss Potter (imho) and even featured in a series of contemporary cozy mystery stories. Ther...

  • Judy Golden
    May 20, 2017

    I so enjoyed this book about the life of the wonderful artist story writer for all Beatrix Potter from England. She lived in another century when women could not vote could not get an education... She...

  • Michelle Ule
    May 23, 2017

    Lots of facts, writing is okay but I just couldn't get into it. So sorry. Potter had a difficult life but I enjoyed the movie far better than this book in a lot less time....

  • Rachael
    Jan 15, 2017

    A wonderful account of the life of Beatrix Potter. we see the inspiration for her beautiful tales imbedded in nature and her observations of life....

  • Kristine
    Mar 05, 2017

    Over the Hills and Far Away by Matthew Dennison is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late February.I had no idea that Beatrix Potter's life had begun so cloistered, but then became so empassioned ...

  • Lauren
    Feb 20, 2017

    I received this through Goodreads giveaway for an honest review. I absolutely loved the photos and art, would have loved to see the illustrations in color, especially the cover. Her stories are belove...