The Tale of Hill Top Farm

The Tale of Hill Top Farm

Book - 2004
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"England, 1905. A Londoner--a female Londoner--has just bought a farm in rural Sawrey. The locals don't know what to make of Beatrix Potter. They've never heard of an unwed woman buying and running a farm. Some meet her with genuine warmth; others keep her at arm's length. Beatrix, recovering from the death of her fiance, believes she can heal in the countryside, a quiet place to work on her children's stories. But when a villager dies unexpectedly, with allegations of foul play, Sawrey turns out to be anything but quiet..."--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2004.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780425201015
9780425196342
0425196348
Call Number: ALBERT
Characteristics: 286 p. ; 17 cm.
Subjects: Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943 -- Fiction.
Women authors -- Fiction.
Women artists -- Fiction.
Villages -- Fiction.
England -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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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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