Miss Potter's Tailor's Tale

Miss Potter's Tailor's Tale

Fri 13th - Sat 14th Sep

Beatrix Potter – now Mrs William Heelis and a dedicated hill farmer in the Lake District – takes a break from lambing on a snowy February night during the Great War to share with us her candid recollections of:

How, having spent her youth as unpaid housekeeper for her parents, she     suddenly became the most successful children’s author and illustrator of all time –          

How her heart was broken when she lost the man she loved –         

How she discovered the true identity of those fairies who helped the Tailor of Gloucester,     

How she has finally found happiness and contentment among the hills and dales with the local solicitor, Appleby Billy.

How, after nineteen books, but now with Zeppelin bombers overhead, she will      not have a new one finished for the Christmas of 1916 –

How the War Office keeps trying to requisition her horse. 

‘And how can you run a farm without a horse, I should like to know?!’ 

But, revelling in the joy she finds in her hard-working life and with her habitual wit and good humour, she delights in telling us the true tales of her famous characters who continue to delight the world.


“Guaranteed to warm the heart. Loved it.”

                                                            Backstage Bristol

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