The Beatrix Potter Society produces publications regularly, which anyone can purchase. Members of the society create publications to promote the study and appreciation of the life and works of Beatrix Potter.

Society Published Books

The Society shares original research through an active publishing programme. As well as publishing a study every two years, the society also creates publications focusing on the art, interests and writings of Beatrix Potter.

Society Journal and Newsletter

The Beatrix Potter Society distributes a Journal and Newsletter to its Members three times annually. These contain articles relating to Beatrix Potter and the Society itself. There are items of new scholarly research, reports on meetings and events, news from the National Trust’s Beatrix Potter properties, the V&A and other Beatrix Potter-related places. Experts and enthusiasts, Members and non-Members, write these unique articles on Beatrix Potter’s life and work.

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Previous Journals and Newsletters

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‘Pottering About’ E-Newsletter

‘Pottering About’ is an electronic newsletter from The Beatrix Potter Society about everything Beatrix Potter related. It is published every six to eight weeks, and it is FREE. You don’t need to be a Member of The Beatrix Potter Society to receive it. Please fill in and submit the form below to be added to our mailing list.

    Publications about Beatrix Potter

    Below, in order of publication date, is a selection of recommended books about Beatrix Potter published elsewhere, all illustrated, many with bibliographies. Unfortunately some of these books are now out of print, but they are available from good libraries, and second-hand on the internet or from book dealers.

    Beatrix Potter’s Americans: Selected Letters (1982)

    Edited by Jane C Morse | Horn Book | Boston | Hardback

    ISBN 10: 0876752822 | ISBN 13: 9780876752821

    A History of the Writings of Beatrix Potter (1987)

    Leslie Linder | Frederick Warne | Revised Edition | Hardback

    ISBN 10: 0723213348 | ISBN 13: 978-0723213345

    Beatrix Potter’s Art (2004)

    Anne S Hobbs | Frederick Warne | Paperback | 2004

    ISBN 10: 0723253633 | ISBN 13: 978-0723253631

    The Journal of Beatrix Potter (1989)

    Transcribed by Leslie Linder | Frederick Warne | Revised Hardback Edition (unabridged)

    ISBN 10: 0723236259 | ISBN 13: 978-0723236252

    A Victorian Naturalist: Beatrix Potter’s Drawings from the Armitt Collection (1992)

    Eileen Jay, Mary Noble & Anne S Hobbs, Frederick Warne | Hardback

    ISBN 10: 0723239908 | ISBN 13: 978-0723239901

    Letters to Children from Beatrix Potter (2004)

    Edited by Judy Taylor | Frederick Warne | Revised Paperback Edition

    ISBN 10: 0723241953 | ISBN 13: 9780723241959

    Beatrix Potter, 1866-1943: The Artist and her World (1995)

    Judy Taylor, Joyce Irene Whalley, Anne S Hobbs, Elizabeth Battrick & Frederick Warne/National Trust, revised paperback edition

    ISBN 10: 0723235619 | ISBN 13: 978-0723235613

    Beatrix Potter’s Letters (2001)

    Edited by Judy Taylor | Frederick Warne | Revised Paperback Edition

    ISBN 10: 0723240477 | ISBN 13: 978-0723240471

    The Tale of Beatrix Potter (2001)

    Margaret Lane | Frederick Warne | New Paperback Edition

    ISBN 10: 0723246769 | ISBN 13: 9780723246763

    Beatrix Potter: Artist, Storyteller and Countrywoman (2002)

    Judy Taylor | Frederick Warne | Revised Paperback Edition

    ISBN 10: 0723241759 | ISBN 13: 9780723241751

    Beatrix Potter, Artist and Illustrator (2005)

    Anne S Hobbs | Frederick Warne/Dulwich Picture Gallery

    ISBN 10: 0723257000 | ISBN 13: 978-0723257004

    Walking with Beatrix Potter (2007)

    Norman & June Buckley & Frances Lincoln | Paperback

    ISBN-10: 0711227233 | ISBN-13: 978-0711227231

    At Home with Beatrix Potter: The Creator of Peter Rabbit (2009)

    Susan Denyer | Frances Lincoln | New Paperback Edition

    ASIN: B009XQY666

    Beatrix Potter’s Derwentwater (2010)

    Joyce Irene Whalley & Wynne Bartlett | Sigma Press | New Paperback Edition,

    ISBN 10: 1850588791 | ISBN 13: 978-1850588795

    Beatrix Potter’s Scotland (2010)

    Lynne McGeachie | Luath Press | Paperback

    ISBN 10: 190681743X | ISBN 13: 978-1906817435

    Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life (2013)

    Marta McDowell | Timber Press Inc. | Hardback

    ISBN 10: 1604693630 | ISBN 13: 978-1604693638

    Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature (2016)

    Linda Lear with foreword by James Rebanks | St Martins Griffin | New Paperback Edition

    ISBN 10: 1250094194 | ISBN 13: 978-1250094193

    The Story of Beatrix Potter (2016 – new edition 2021)

    Sarah Gristwood | National Trust Books | Hardback

    ISBN 13: 978-1911657408

    Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Guidebook (2016)

    National Trust | Paperback

    ISBN 978-1-84359-477-2

    Beatrix Potter’s Lake District Guidebook (2016)

    National Trust | Paperback

    ISBN 978-1-84359-509-0

    Over the Hills and Far Away: The Life of Beatrix Potter (Oct 2016)

    Matthew Dennison | Head of Zeus | Hardback

    ISBN 10: 178497563X, ISBN-13: 978-1784975630

    The Art of Beatrix Potter (Nov 2016)

    Emily Zach | Chronicle Books | Hardback

    ISBN 10: 145215127X, ISBN 13: 978-1452151274

    Beatrix Potter’s Secret Code Breaker: The Tale of Leslie Linder’s Luck, Perseverance and Generosity (new edition) (2020)

    Andrew P Wiltshire | The Arthington Publishing Company Ltd | Paperback

    ISBN 13: 978-0-9934090-3-5

    Stitching with Beatrix Potter: Stitch, Sew & Give 10 Adorable Projects Featuring Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck & Friends (2017)

    Michele Hill | C&T Publishing | Paperback

    ISBN 978-1617456107

    Nell’Inghilterra Di Beatrix Potter – Un viaggo nell’incanto del Lake District (2020)

    Written by Oriana Danieli | De Ferrari | Paperback

    ISBN: 978-88-5503-127-1

    Rebirth in the Life and Works of Beatrix Potter (2020)

    Written by Richard Tuerk | McFarland | Paperback

    ISBN: 978-1-4766-8062-0

    Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature (2021)

    Written by: Annemarie Bilclough, Richard Fortey, Sarah Glenn, Emma Laws and Liz Hunter MacFarlane | Hardback

    ISBN: 978-0847871438.

    That Naughty Rabbit (2002)

    Judy Taylor & Frederick Warne | Revised Edition | Hardback

    ASIN: B011MFO1B0

    The Ultimate Peter Rabbit: A Visual Guide to the World of Beatrix Potter (2016)

    Camilla Hallinan | Dorling Kindersley | New Edition | Hardback

    ISBN 10: 0241289653, ISBN 13: 978-0241289655

    Beatrix Potter – The Story of the Creator of Peter Rabbit (1998)

    Elizabeth Buchan & Frederick Warne | New Edition | Hardback

    ISBN-10: 0723244278 | ISBN-13: 978-0723244271

    The World of Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter (2016)

    Frederick Warne | New Edition | Hardback

    ISBN 10: 0241217946 | ISBN 13: 978-0241217948

    The Tale of Beatrix Potter (2016)

    Penguin Young Readers | Paperback

    ISBN 10: 0241249376 | ISBN 13: 978-0241249376

    Beatrix Potter, Scientist, Albert Whitman & Company (2020)

    Written by Lindsay H. Metcalf, illustrated by Junyi Wu | Albert Whitman & Company

    ISBN: 978-0-8075-5175-2.

    Saving the Countryside – The Story of Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit (2020)

    Written by Linda Marshall & illustrated by Ilaria Urbinati | Hardback

    ISBN: 978-1499809602.

    Little Naturalists: Beatrix Potter Wrote Stories (2021)

    Written by Kate Cooms, illustrated by Seth Lucas | Gibbs M. Smith Inc | Hardback

    ISBN: 978-1423657187

    Beatrix and her Bunnies (2021)

    Written by Rebecca Colby | Noisy Crow Ltd | Paperback

    ISBN: 978-1839941078

    V&A Introduces Beatrix Potter – Artist – Conservationist – Pioneer (2022)

    Written by Katie Woolley, illustrated by Ginnie Hsu | Penguin | Hardback

    ISBN: 978-0-241-48045-8

    Becoming Beatrix: The Life of Beatrix Potter and the World of Peter Rabbit (2022)

    Written by Amy M. O’Quinn | Chicago Review Press | Hardback

    ISBN: 978-1641604406

    Society Merchandise

    The Society also has a range of merchandise you can purchase from our shop. Below is a selection of products available to buy. Plus, you are entitled to a discount on most purchases if you are a Member.

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