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Beatrix Potter: some friends and relations

Studies_friends_relationsThis new publication in the Studies series records the talks given at the Fifteenth Beatrix Potter Society International Study Conference in Bowness-on-Windermere in July 2012.

Judy Taylor writes about Norman Warne, Beatrix’ inspirational editor and fiancé for a few weeks before his untimely death; Rowena Godfrey describes Beatrix’s cousin Edith Potter Gaddum, whose life was divided between Manchester and the Lake District;  Libby Joy explores the backgrounds and dedicatees of the little books; Miranda Tisdale discusses how her great-grandfather’s correspondence with Beatrix developed from an initial question about maggots in his sheep to far wider issues; Karen Lightner investigates the friendship between Beatrix and her closest American correspondent, Marian Frazer Harris Perry; and John Cawood looks at Beatrix’s happy relationship with her husband, William Heelis. 

family_friends128 pages – colour illustrations throughout.     ISBN 978-1-869980-31-3
Price  –  £12 at meetings
Mail order prices  –  £15.50 UK, £21.50 overseas – including airmail post

Beatrix Potter’s Family and Friends

Beatrix Potter Studies XI, (the proceedings of the Conference held in 2004) would make an excellent companion to this volume.


Beatrix Potter and Scotland

This publication in the Studies series records the talks given at the Sixteenth Beatrix Potter Society International Conference in Birnam in June 2014

Rowena Godfrey sets the scene for the Potters’ Scottish holidays with ‘Visitors to Perthshire’; Emma Laws discusses ‘The art of Bertram Potter’, Beatrix’s beloved brother who lived in Scotland for many years; Kathy Cole takes an entertaining look at cats – sly, sporting, white and ‘in boots’; Linda Lear explores the 1892 Birnam holiday and its influence on Beatrix;   Phillip Price describes the Scottish Borders, and the Potters’ holiday at Lennel in 1894; and George Wallace investigates the many ways that Potter is known and perceived in Japan.

128 pages – colour illustrations throughout.     ISBN 978-1-869980-30-6
Price – £12 at meetings
Mail order prices £15.50 UK, £21.50 overseas – including airmail post


The Society bag

The Society’s jute bag is proving very popular. The bags are made in India by companies with high social and ethical responsibility. They are lined with food-grade lamination and printed on both sides with non-toxic water-based inks.

Greetings Cards

The Society’s greetings cards are blank inside and are sold in packs of five with envelopes. All the cards measure 6 x 4 inches (15.25 x 10.25 cms). Most reproduce images owned by the Society or by Members of the Society. All the card packs currently available are illustrated below and on the Shop pages of this website. Details of the images, together with any acknowledgements, are printed on the back of each card.

Price per pack: £6 at meetings,    £8 UK mail order,     £10 overseas – incl. airmail post

One of our cards

‘Mice Dancing: A very happy Christmas to you’

mice_cardOne of Beatrix Potter’s 1890 greetings card designs for Hildesheimer & Faulkner

Cards measure 16 x 11.5 cm (6 x 4 ¼ inches) and are printed on woodland carbon-accredited stock.

They are blank inside and sold in packs of five with envelopes to fit.

Price per pack  –  £6 at meetings
Mail order prices  –  £8 UK, £10 overseas – including airmail post,

Any three packs of cards – £19.50 UK, £22.50 overseas – including airmail post
Any five packs of cards – £31.50 UK, £36.50 overseas – including airmail post

For other packs of cards currently in stock, please visit our Shop pages.

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Please allow three weeks for delivery of your order, whether ordering online or by post.

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