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Currently Reading: Over The Hills And Far Away: The Life Of Beatrix Potter by Matthew Dennison

  US Publication Edition - Advanced Reading Copy Hardcover , 304 pages Expected publication: April 4th 2017 by Pegasus Books  ISBN 1681773503    Beatrix Potter is one of the world's bestselling, most cherished authors, whose books have enchanted generations of children for over a hundred years. Yet how she achieved this legendary status is just one of several stories of Beatrix Potter's remarkable and unexpected life.  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