|Village of Near Sawrey : Home to Beatrix Potter|
I have a set myself - bought when my first son was little along with a video collection which are lovely to watch (for children of course). For anyone with babies and young children, I highly recommend you buy at least one of her books. They can't fail to entertain your children and I'll wager they'll love them.
|A Young Beatrix with her dog Spot|
After thirty years of married life, Beatrix died there in December 1943. Her ashes were scattered over her land by her husband, who later died in 1945. The National Trust was bequeathed Hilltop and it remains today exactly as Beatrix left it, complete with her china and furnishings. The cottage garden is a gem and just as it would have been when she was there. All in all, Beatrix left 17 farms, eight cottages and more than 4000 acres of land to the National Trust in 1943 making her undoubtedly their largest sponsor.
She certainly was an inspiring woman, writer and illustrator.Beatrix was writing in the late 1800's through to the 1900's, an era when 'ladies' of a certain position did not work and yet she managed to get published. The fact that she gained financial independence and security for life was a great accomplishment and she is to be truly commended.