The tale of Hill Top Farm : the cottage tales of Beatrix Potter

by Albert, Susan Wittig.

Format: Print Book ©2004.
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Summary
The author of Peter Rabbit and other tales, Beatrix Potter is still, after a century, beloved by children and adults worldwide. In this first Cottage Tale, Albert introduces Beatrix, an animal lover and Good Samaritan with a knack for solving mysteries. With help from her entourage of talking animal friends, Beatrix sets out to win over the human hearts of Sawrey, where she's just bought an old farm--and plans to stay.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This is a perfectly charming cozy, as full of English country loam, leaf, and lamb as could be desired--no murder occurs, although the action begins with a death. What is a bit hard to take is the quasi-real historical setting, the Lake District farm in Near Sawrey that children's author and illustrator Beatrix Potter purchased soon after the death of her fiance in 1905. The story is as full of pinched schoolmistresses, vicar's widows, and goodhearted volunteers as any Barbara Pym novel, with the added fillip that the animals all talk to each other, as Potter's mice and bunnies and hedgehogs were known to do, and one timid cat puts a difficult human out of commission in a very catlike way. Potter herself is a shy but spirited presence, one player among many. Albert, of China Bayles fame, adds biography, recipes, and the promise of a series. If only she'd lose the talking animals. --GraceAnne DeCandido Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Beatrix Potter fans will welcome the talented Susan Wittig Albert's The Tale of Hill Top Farm, the first in a new cozy series to feature Peter Rabbit's creator as sleuth. Newly arrived in Near Sawrey in 1905, the sensible and charming Beatrix, aided by an assortment of talking animals, looks into a suspicious death and several small happenings that mainly serve to introduce the residents of the Lake District village. Despite weak British dialogue ("By Jove" isn't enough), this promises to be a series with legs-and tails. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Albert, Susan Wittig. Beatrix Potter mysteries.
#1 - The Tale of Hill Top Farm
#2 - The Tale of Holly How
#3 - The Tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood
#4 - The Tale of Hawthorn House
#5 - The Tale of Briar Bank
#6 - The Tale of Applebeck Orchard
#7 - The Tale of Oat Cake Crag
#8 - The Tale of Castle Cottage
Subjects Potter, Beatrix, -- 1866-1943 -- Fiction.
Women authors -- Fiction.
Women artists -- Fiction.
Villages -- Fiction.
England -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Berkley Prime Crime,©2004.
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description xiii, 286 pages : map ; 22 cm.
ISBN 0425201015
0425196348 (pbk.)
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