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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 .

Greetings Cards

The Society’s unique cards are blank inside and are sold in single packs of five cards with envelopes to fit.
Most reproduce images owned by the Society or by Members of the Society.
Details of the images, together with any acknowledgements, are printed on the back of each card.
Cards measure 16 x 11.5 cm (6 x 4 ¼ inches) and are printed on woodland carbon-accredited stock.
All the cards currently available, including the new one below, are illustrated on the Shop pages of this website.

One of our cards: ‘Christmas Tree’

Christmas Tree CardDesigned by Beatrix Potter for the 1932 ICAA Christmas card (and used again in 1949). The original Christmas tree was a black-and-white line drawing; this is a previously unknown coloured variant.

There is a 15% discount on the following prices – for Society members only. To obtain your discount please apply the members password to the coupon code tab on the cart page.
(For the Members password, please contact If you would like to become a Beatrix Potter Society member, please click here.

Full Mail order prices – including the appropriate postage and packaging:
1 pack (5 cards) £10.50 UK / £12.50 Overseas.
Any two packs (10 cards) £ UK 21.50 UK / £25.00 Overseas
Larger quantities are a multiple of the single pack costs.

Please allow up to 10 days for delivery of your order, whether ordering online or by post.
For further information about bulk orders, publications and sales, please email

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

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