The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter

 

I’ve really been enjoying this series by mystery writer Susan Wittig Albert. Beatrix Potter has been a favorite of mine for years and escaping into the Lake District with Beatrix and talking animals and mystery is a joy for me. I’ve finished the first two books in the series. Right now there are two more books already published.

 

I found the first book in the series at the Friend’s of the Library for 50 cents. I checked out the second book from the library. I’m going to have to request or get on a waiting list for the next ones, The Tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood and The Tale of Hawthorn House. If you like English village life, a blend of fact and fiction, and mystery, not to mention great animal characters you’ll love this series…

Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007-2015 hostage and they have blacked them all out. I’m slowly working at restoring my posts without their help. Such a tiresome bother!

8 thoughts on “The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter

  1. To accompany your reading, maybe you’d like to watch the movie Miss Potter as well (Maybe you’ve seen it?). A biopic on BP and very well done…Renee Zellweger is perfect as BP. I reviewed it last November, thinking the DVD plus the BP Journal would make a wonderful gift for Christmas.
    The Lake District certainly is one of the most impressive natural attractions in England.

    Hello! Yes I really enjoyed Miss Potter. I read a Biography of her that I bought many years ago and then I got a book about Beatrix Potter’s Derwentwater. I was in the UK walking along the Derwentwater in May of 2006 and imagined some of the spots in the movie were views I had seen. I haven’t seen the BP Journal. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for your comments.

  2. Those books sound fascinating. Yes, more books to put on my read this summer list!

    My walking totals have been great for two days. Today? Not so much.

    I really really really need to ge to the beach soon. Your rocks post had me just NEEDING to touch those rocks and splash in the surf.

  3. Good morning Ellen! 🙂 You always come up with such great recommendations for just about ANYTHING!!! 🙂 I am so glad our paths crossed…

    Have a wonderful day… I am going to work on my quilt for a bit before taking a break to blogsurf… 🙂

  4. Hi Ellen,

    Are you aware of “Brambly Hedge” by Jill Barklem? I have seen Royal Albert making some of the stuff, but I never knew they were a series of stories until my friend shared that with me on Monday night… I like the whimsical English country illustrations too now that I have done a bit of research on it…

    Wendy, I have seen the dishes and am always tempted to buy. I need to check out some of the books.

  5. Oh, I’ve heard about these and wondered how they were. I see I shall have to go to the Library and look for them….thanks for the book review!

    PS: Tea later this summer would be grand…let’s try to do that. And I’ll bring the scones. I’ll practice making them a few more time in the meantime!

  6. I am an Australian – living in Melbourne Victoria
    I am a great Fan of Beatrix Potter
    Quite a few of her books
    Have one on the Lakes District
    Currently reading a biography
    Came across this one
    “The Tale of Hill Top Farm – The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter”
    Is there a possibility to purchase this book
    Please advise asap
    Will send money order
    Hope to hear from you
    Also I had heard it was possible to stay in a bed & breakfast at Hilltop where a couple have been able to refurbish & modernise rooms for people to stay – is it so….
    Cheers
    LUCY CAMPBELL
    lucy.campbell@ruralpress.com

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