Beatrix Potter, 2016 Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle 50p in Royal Mint Folder, Sealed as issue.


THE TALE OF MRS. TIGGY-WINKLE. The sixth book to be published by Beatrix Potter, 'The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle' tells the story of an unusual washerwoman with prickles under her cap. While exploring the Lakeland hillside, Lucie discovers a door to Mrs. Tiggy- Winkle's kitchen, where she does the laundry for some interesting customers !



THE TALE OF MISS POTTER. Born in 1866, Beatrix potter defied Victorian convention to live an extraordinary life: author of the world-famous little tales, artist, storyteller, countrywoman, farmer, natural scientist and conservationist. The budding artist was encouraged by her parents, and she perfected her skills by making studies of many animals - rabbits, mice and even a hedgehog - she kept with her brother. Bertram. She took her first painting classes on family holidays in Scotland, and later visits to the Lake District spared a deep love for the countryside, its people and its customs. It was Beatrix's last governess, Annie Carter, later Annie Moore, who encouraged Beatrix to turn her beautiful letters featuring stories of her pets into children's books. When Frederick Warne & Co. released 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' in 1902, it was an instant success, and was followed by 22 further little tales. With her publisher, she enjoyed not only literary success but also love, becoming engaged to her editor Norman Warne in 1905. When he tragically died just a month later, she took solace in the Lake District, buying Hill Top Farm. There she found inspiration for her books and eventually, a second love, marrying local solicitor, William Heelis, in 1913. They remained in their beloved Lake District until Beatrix's death in 1943. (70928)

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