Author, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist (1866 – 1943)
Near Sawrey and Far Sawrey | Visit Cumbria
This is a Tale about a tail - a tail that belonged to a little red squirrel, and his name was Nutkin.
Beatrix Potter. Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English author, illustrator, natural scientist and conservationistbest known for her imaginative children’s books featuring animals such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit which celebrated the British landscape and country life.
By the end of the decade, she had grown weary of writing for children. Her eyesight was failing, and the demands of operating her farm and caring for her aging parents limited the amount of time and attention she could allocate to the production of books. In 1912 however, she brought Peter Rabbit and his kin together for one last time in "The Tale of Mr. Tod".
Beatrix Potter | Jessica Cabot
Beatrix Potter: Nature's Lessons - Victoria and Albert Museum
Beatrix Potter died on 22 December 1943 and left almost all of her property to the National Trust.