Between the ages of 15 and 30 Beatrix Potter kept a code-written journal. The code was deciphered in 1958 by Leslie Linder who was able to publish for the first time a record of her life in late Victorian Britain.
About the Author
Beatrix Potter is one of the world's best-loved children's authors of all time. From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902) she went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including Mrs Tiggy-winkle, Mr Jeremy Fisher and Tom Kitten. Her humorous, lively tales and beautiful illustrations have become a natural part of childhood.
A source of inspiration was the Lake District where she lived for the last thirty years of her life as a farmer and conservationist.