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I often watch the movie “Miss Potter” starring Renee Zellweger as Beatrix Potter the greatest selling children’s book author of all times.

This movie transports me to a time when women wore hats, gloves and the
floor-length dresses I so love. The setting of the movie shows all the quaint social customs that were the norm of the times-women being required to have chaperones when in the company of a male companion, the horse-drawn carriages used for transporation and visitors waiting in the parlor to be announced at someone’s home.

The movie helps readers to appreciate the passion that went into creating the book series. Beatrix Potter’s many books include: Peter Rabbit and Ginger & Pickles.

In her later years, Beatrix Potter acquired land in the Lake District near Windermere which was left to The National Trust. For this, she is credited with preserving much of the land that now comprises the Lake District National Park…which is a testament to how far reaching one’s innate abilities can affect the world.