Letters to Children from Beatrix Potter

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Penguin UK, Apr 26, 2012 - Literary Collections - 240 pages

'My dear Noel, I don't know what to write to you so I shall tell you a story about four little rabbits whose names were - Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter.'

So begins Beatrix Potter's most celebrated letter, in which she tells for the first time the story that was destined to make her name famous all over the world, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. It was written to cheer up a sick little boy when he was ill, and is one of numerous surviving letters written by Beatrix Potter to entertain individual children. Sometimes her letters take the form of a supposed correspondence between different animal characters from the stories, each written in miniature with its own tiny envelope.


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Noel Eric Marjorie Winifrede Norah Joan Hilda and Beatrix Moore
Undated Copies of Extracts from Letters to the Moore Children
Walter Jim and Margery Molly Gaddum
Lucie and Kathleen Carr
Louie and Winifred Warne
Dorothy Allen
Esther and Nancy Nicholson
Denys Lowson
Thomas Tom Harding
Eileen and Neville Rowson
June Steel
Invalid Childrens aid Association
John Woolverton

Louisa Ferguson
John Jack Ripley
Andrew Drew Fayle
Daune Rashleigh
Kitty and Hilda Hadfield and Peter Tuckey
Cordelia Augusta Robertand Francisca Burn and Barbara Ruxton
Marjorie Moller
Harold Botcherby
Margaret and John Hough
Henry P Coolidge
Nancy Dean
Aalison Hart
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