Beatrix Potter at Longleat House, Wiltshire
Beatrix Potter in Chinese lanterns
Longleat House celebrated the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter in Chinese lanterns, They also celebrated the 50th anniversary of Longleat House having had exotic animals. Beatrix Potter is the well known author of so many children’s animal themed books, full of well known and beloved creatures such as Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck and Jeremy Fisher to name only three of her animal characters.
All of these illustrations she drew and painted herself, having an enormous talent, combined with a passion for the countryside in which she lived. The animals and their stories are now loved world wide, and have been translated into masses of different languages. A spectacular ballet was created, around her most loved animals, and this was also made into a film production. More recently, a movie of her life and talents was made, starring Renée Zellweger. The Royal Mint in the United Kingdom also honoured her with her most well known animals on the 50 pence piece. You can see them all here.
Beatrix Potter lived out the majority of her life in the Lake District, and her home can now be visited, as it is a National Trust property. To finish, I give you this quote of hers, which I rather like
Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.