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12.4.08

I love Bee


"Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.'
Beatrice Potter 28/7/1866 – 22/12/1943)

Beatrix Potter was born on 28 July 1866 in South Kensington, London. She had a sheltered childhood and amused herself by painting, using specimens from the Natural History Museum or sketching from nature in the Lake District, where the family spent summer holidays. Potter always had pets, including rabbits. She never went to school, but was taught at home by a governess. She learned to read from Sir Walter Scott's novels and Maria Edgeworth's works. From the age of fifteen until she was past thirty, she recorded her everyday life in her own secret code-writing.
Beatrix Potter’s children’s books are rooted in her passion for place and the animals she encountered in her life"

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