Skip to content

The tale of Beatrix Potter


Beatrix Potter was a talented illustrator with a great interest in the natural world. Accomplished – but under-recognised – as a scientist, she turned to crafting the Peter Rabbit books with great success. In her later years she devoted herself to conservation work in the Lake District.


You may listen here to preview the content. To download click the “Download” button below the audio player.

The life and work of Beatrix Potter – writer of the Peter Rabbit books and pioneering conservationist

Some material in this recording may have been reproduced under Section 31b of The Copyright and Rights in Performances (Disability) Regulations 2014.

Post valid until 11:59pm on Sunday May 26th, 2024


  • Liz

    Liz Macintyre Allan was born and brought up on the southside of Glasgow. She attended Scotland Street Primary School and later Glasgow University where she was awarded an Honours Degree in History and Comparative Religion. Liz stayed at home for several years while she raised her family and then decided to re-enter academic life as a mature student. After a happy career in education, Liz decided to take a different a story teller. She found a collection of over 300 letters written by her father and describing his experiences during WW2. Liz transcribed his words and it became a successful book....Love Letters from a Desert Rat.

Share On:
Skip to content