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Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales - AudioBook CD

Beatrix Potter - The Complete Tales

23 Stories complete and Unabridged

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Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales - Audio Book CD

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A fabulous six-CD sound box-set containing the whole collection of stories by Beatrix Potter, complete and unabridged. The twenty-three stories in this giftset, have not lost their popularity, and market in their millions all over the planet. Meet again the distinguished characters that kids love and adore... PETER RABBIT, SQUIRREL NUTKIN, THE FLOPSY BUNNIES, MRS TIGGY-WINKLE, TOM KITTEN, JEREMY FISHER, JEMIMA PUDDLE-DUCK and more.

These stories are beautifully brought to lifetime by a talented cast of visitors, including Patricia Routledge, Timothy West, Michael Hordern, Janet Maw, and Rosemary Leach.

About the Author Beatrix Potter

Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English writer, illustrator, mycologist, and conservationist who was ideal acknowledged for her children's books, which featured animal characters including Peter Rabbit. Born into a privileged home, Potter was educated by governesses, and grew up isolated from alternative kids. She had many dogs and through vacations in Scotland and the Lake District developed a love of land, flora and fauna, all of which she carefully observed and painted. As a young girl her parents frustrated intellectual development, but her research and paintings of fungi led her to be generally respected in the field of mycology. In her thirties Potter published the very lucrative children's book The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and became secretly involved to her publisher, Norman Warne, causing a breach with her parents, who disapproved of his social status. Warne died before the marriage can happen. Potter eventually published 23 children's books, and having become financially independent of her parents, was capable to purchase a farm in the Lake District, which she extended with different purchases over time. In her forties she married a neighborhood solicitor, William Heelis. She became a sheep breeder and farmer while continuing to write and illustrate children's books. Potter died in 1943, and left all of her property to The National Trust in purchase to maintain the beauty of the Lake District as she had recognized it, safeguarding it from programmers.
Potter's books continue to market perfectly throughout the planet, in several languages. Her stories have been retold in many formats, including a ballet, movies and in animation.

Beatrix Potter was born in South Kensington, London on 28 July 1866. Educated at house by a succession of governesses, she had small chance to blend with different kids. Even Potter's young brother, Bertram, was seldom at home; he was transmitted to boarding school, exiting Beatrix alone with her pet animals. She had frogs, newts, ferrets and even a pet bat. She additionally had 2 rabbits — the initially was Benjamin, whom she described as "an impudent, cheeky small thing", while the second was Peter, whom she took everywhere with her, even found on the casual outings, on a small lead. Potter would observe these animals for hours on end, sketching them. Gradually the sketches became better and better, developing her skills from an early age.
Beatrix Potter's dad, Rupert William Potter (1832–1914), although trained as a barrister, invested his days at gentlemen's clubs and seldom practised law. Her mom, Helen Potter née Leech (1839–1932), the daughter of the cotton merchant, invested her time exploring or getting visitors. The family was supported by both parents' inherited incomes.
Every summer, Rupert Potter would rent a nation house; firstly Dalguise Home in Perthshire, Scotland for the eleven summers of 1871 to 1881, then later 1 in the English Lake District. In 1882 the family met the regional vicar, Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley, who was deeply worried about the effects of industry and tourism found on the Lake District. He would later found the National Trust in 1895, to aid safeguard the countryside. Beatrix Potter had instantly fallen in love with all the rugged mountains and dark ponds, and through Rawnsley, learnt of the value of struggling to save the area, anything which was to remain with her for the rest of her existence. When Potter came of age, her parents appointed her their housekeeper and frustrated any intellectual development, rather requiring her to supervise the home. From the age of 15 until she was previous 30, she recorded her everyday existence in journals, utilizing her own secret code which wasn't decoded until 20 years after her death. An uncle tried to introduce her as a student at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, but she was refused because she was woman. Potter was later among the initial to recommend that lichens were a symbiotic relationship between fungi and algae. As, at the time, truly the only method to record microscopic images was by painting them, Potter prepared many drawings of lichens and fungi. As the outcome of her observations, she was generally respected throughout England as an expert mycologist. She additionally studied spore germination and lifetime cycles of fungi. Potter's set of detailed watercolours of fungi, numbering some 270 completed by 1901, is in the Armitt Library, Ambleside.
In 1897, her paper found on the germination of spores was presented to the Linnean Society by her uncle Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, as females were barred from attending meetings. (In 1997, the Society issued a posthumous official apology to Potter for the means she had been treated.) The Royal Society moreover refused to publish at least 1 of her technical papers. She additionally lectured at the London School of Economics many instances. The basis of her various projects and stories were the tiny animals that she smuggled into the home or observed during family vacations in Scotland and the Lake District. When she was 27 and on 1 such getaway in Scotland, in a letter dated 4 September 1893 she transferred a story about rabbits to Noel Moore, the five-year-old son of her last governess. She was encouraged to publish the story so she borrowed it back in 1901 and produced it into the book entitled The Tale of Peter Rabbit. But, she struggled to locate a publisher for it and eventually had 250 duplicates printed privately. In October 1902, Frederick Warne & Co. agreed to publish 8,000 duplicates in a tiny formatting, simple for a child to hold and read, having asked Beatrix to re-illustrate it in color. It was very perfectly received and, by the finish of the year, 28,000 duplicates had been printed.


She followed it with The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin in 1903, which was furthermore based on an earlier letter. Such was the popularity of these and her next books that she gained an independent money from their sales. She equally became secretly involved to the publisher, Norman Warne in 1905, but her parents were set against her marrying a tradesman. Their opposition to the marriage caused a breach between Beatrix and her parents. But, the marriage wasn't to be, for after the engagement, Norman fell ill of pernicious anemia and died within a limited weeks. Beatrix was devastated. She wrote in a letter to his sister, Millie, "He didn't reside lengthy, but he fulfilled a helpful happy existence. I should try to create a fresh beginning upcoming year." Potter eventually wrote 23 books, all in the same little formatting. Her composing efforts finally abated around 1920 due to bad vision. The Tale of Little Pig Robinson was published in 1930; still, the actual manuscript was among the initially to be created and far predates this publication date. After Warne's death, Potter bought Hill Top Farm in the village of Sawrey, Cumbria, in the Lake District. She liked the land, and visited the farm because frequently because she can, discussing the set-up with farm manager John Cannon. With the steady stream of royalties from her books, she started to purchase pieces of land under the guidance of neighborhood solicitor William Heelis. In 1913 at the age of 47, Potter wedded Heelis and moved to Hill Top Farm forever. Some of Potter's ideal enjoyed functions show the Hill Top Farm farm home and the village. While the couple had no youngsters, the farm was frequently alive with dogs, pets and even a pet hedgehog called "Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle".audiobook
On moving to the Lake District, Potter became engrossed in breeding and showing Herdwick sheep. She became a respected farmer, a judge at surrounding agricultural shows, and President of the Herdwick Sheep Breeders' Association. When Potter's parents died, she utilized her inheritance to purchase more farms and tracts of land. After some years Potter and Heelis moved down into the village of Sawrey, and into Castle Cottage — where the localized youngsters knew her for her grumpy demeanour, and called her "Auld Mother Heelis". Her letters of the time reflect her increasing concerns with her sheep, preservation of farmland, and World War II. Beatrix Potter died at Castle Cottage in Sawrey on 22 December 1943. Her body was cremated at Carleton Crematorium, Blackpool, and her ashes were scattered in the countryside near Sawrey. In her will, Potter left most of her property to the National Trust — 4,000 acres (16 km²) of land, cottages, and 15 farms. The legacy has aided guarantee that the Lake District and the practice of fell farming stay unspoiled to the day. Her attributes today lie in the Lake District National Park. The Trust's 2005 Swindon headquarters are called "Heelis" in her honour.


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