Ten fun facts about Beatrix Potter


Fact 1
She was born into a wealthy Unitarian family.

Fact 2
She was educated by private governesses until she was 18.

Fact 3
Her study of languages, literature, science and history was broad and she was an eager student.


Fact 4
Her artistic talents were recognized early.

Fact 5
She enjoyed private art lessons, and developed her own style, favoring watercolour.

Fact 6
Potter's books continue to sell throughout the world, in many languages.

Fact 7
Her stories have been retold in song, film, ballet and animation.

Fact 8
The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends, a TV series based on her stories, has been released on VHS by Pickwick Video and later Carlton Video.

Fact 9
Potter's paternal grandfather, Edmund Potter, from Glossop in Derbyshire, owned what was then the largest calico printing works in England, and later served as a Member of Parliament.

Fact 10
Beatrix's father, Rupert William Potter (1832–1914), had invested in the stock market and by the early 1890s was extremely wealthy.


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