The Tale of Hill Top Farm

The Tale of Hill Top Farm

The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter

Large Print - 2005
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Book 1 in The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter An Agatha Award-winning AuthorIn 1905 England, it was most unusual - if not outright scandalous - for an unmarried woman to buy and run a farm. But that's exactly what Beatrix Potter sets out to do when she purchases Hill Top Farm in the Lake District hamlet of Near Sawrey. Trying to recover from the death of her fiance, Beatrix believes that the country will have a healing effect - until one of the villagers dies unexpectedly.
Publisher: [Waterville, Me.] : Wheeler Pub., 2005, c2004.
Edition: Large print ed. --
ISBN: 9781587248320
1587248328
Characteristics: 408 p. :,map. --

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Dec 07, 2010

The village of Near Sawrey is like many English villages?seemingly sleepy, but ready to jump to life at the slightest hint of scandal. When a resident dies unexpectedly, the rumor mill kicks into high gear. Into this frenzy of speculation comes Miss Beatrix Potter. It?s 1905, and the author is beginning to make a name for herself with her tales of Peter Rabbit and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle. But she?s chafing under the protection of her snobbish parents and mourning the death of her fiancé. Seeking solace, Beatrix arrives in Near Sawrey (pet rabbits in tow) as the new owner of Hill Top Farm. Locals add her to their mix of gossip but Beatrix fits in quickly, especially when her quick eye and growing self confidence land her smack in the middle of a puzzle involving a trio of important missing items. It?s a cozy little mystery made even sweeter by the addition of village animals, who have as much to say as their human counterparts do. Author Susan Wittig Albert includes a biography that is sure to make readers as keen to explore the real life of Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) as they will be to solve mysteries with her.

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