The Contemporaries of Peter Rabbit
Saturday 22 October, 2016 Covent Garden, London, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Children's Books History Society presents a Study Day on 'The Contemporaries of Peter Rabbit', to recognise Beatrix Potter's 150th anniversary.
The Society was established in November 1969 and aims 'to promote an appreciation of children's books, and to study their history, bibliography and literary content'. Our President, Brian Alderson, edits its Newsletter and both Judy Taylor and Anne Stevenson Hobbs are members.
Children's Books History Society
The British Branch of the Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections.
Promoting an appreciation of children's books in their literary, historical and bibliographical aspects, and further encouraging a distribution and exchange of information on children's literature.
The Festive Gathering will be on Saturday 3 December at the Sloane Club in London. It will be a party to celebrate Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday. After lunch Miranda Gore Browne, a “ Great British Bake Off finalist and cookery writer who is passionate about creating memories through celebrations will give a light hearted talk about how Beatrix Potter celebrated, or did not celebrate her birthday throughout her life. There will be more details about booking this ticketed event soon.
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Beatrix Potter’s Collector’s Cabinet
In 2012 the Society was lucky enough to be able to purchase this exciting cabinet. It is filled with treasures, mostly natural history specimens, collected by Beatrix Potter and her brother, Bertram. The cabinet had never before been seen by the public and it is now on loan to the National Trust and currently on display in the Beatrix Potter Gallery, Hawkshead, Cumbria.