Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature by Linda Lear
Reviewed by Marjorie Kehe
Christian Science Monitor
"If there ever was an unlikely candidate for a biopic and 'celebrity of the month' treatment, it would be Beatrix Potter. The revered children's author and illustrator lived a quiet, estimable life, far removed from the drama so often associated with literary biography. Until her mid-40s Potter was a spinster and dutiful Victorian daughter. In her 20s and 30s, while her peers were either obsessing over the search for a husband or engaging in romantic high jinks, she immersed herself in the study of geology and paleontology, fretting mostly about the correctness of her sketches of fossils and fungi...." Read the entire Christian Science Monitor review.