The Tale of Castle Cottage

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Penguin, Sep 6, 2011 - Fiction - 320 pages
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The latest in the Cottage Tales series-starring Miss Potter herself!

It's the heart of summer in 1913, and Beatrix is eager to marry her fiancÚ, solicitor William Heelis. But there are a few obstacles blocking the happy couple's path to the altar, like the troubled remodeling of Castle Cottage-Will and Beatrix's future home...


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"Beatrix is eager to marry her fiance, solicitor William Heelis. But with remodeling work at Castle Cottage, their future home, going on at a snail's pace, Beatrix finds frustration when the building ... Read full review

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I absolutely LOVE the way the author ended this book. She could have very easily made me believe a romanticized, fictional account of Miss Potter's wedding. However, she didn't---and I really respect ... Read full review

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Chapter 1Miss Potter Works Under Difficulties
Chapter 3Three
In the Castle Farm Barn
Lady Longford Is at a Loss
Chapter 7The Constable BringsBad News Chapter 8The Villagers Understand Chapter 9Miss Potter Learns the News
Chapter 18 Mrs Woodcock Goes Mushroom Hunting

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Susan Wittig Albert grew up on a farm in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley. A former professor of English and a university administrator and vice president, she is the author of the China Bayles Mysteries, the Darling Dahlias Mysteries, and the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter. Some of her recent titles include Widow’s Tears, Cat’s Claw, The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose, and The Tale of Castle Cottage. She and her husband, Bill, coauthor a series of Victorian-Edwardian mysteries under the name Robin Paige, which includes such titles as Death at Glamis Castle and Death at Whitechapel.

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