This beautiful 'coffee table' book features stunning photographs from the National Trust's extensive photo library, and covers the area of the Lake District associated with Beatrix Potter. Alongside the photographs are related Beatrix Potter watercolour landscape paintings and illustrations from her famous Tales, revealing the way the Lake District countryside inspired her. With minimal text and map references to the areas pictured, this makes an informative visual guide to this popular area of the English countryside. It also includes a double-page spread of photographs from the film "Miss Potter" starring Renee Zellweger, released in January 2007. The text is by travel writer, Gilly Cameron Cooper who is a big Beatrix Potter devotee, and includes an introduction by the director of the "National Trust", Fiona Reynolds.
Beatrix Potter (1866-1943). Her passion for the natural world lay behind the creation of her famous little books. A particular source of inspiration was the Lake District where she lived for the last thirty years of her life as a farmer and conservationist.