The Tale of Hill Top Farm

The Tale of Hill Top Farm

Book - 2004
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Penguin Putnam
The author of Peter Rabbit and other creature tales, Beatrix Potter is still, after a century, beloved by children and adults the world over. In this first Cottage Tale, Albert introduces Beatrix, an animal lover who has just bought a farm in England's beautiful Lake District. As Beatrix tries to win over the hearts of her fellow villagers, her animal friends set out to solve a mystery all their own.

Baker & Taylor
After purchasing a farm in the beautiful Lake District of England, the animal lover attempts to make friends among her fellow villagers, while her animal companions find themselves caught up in solving a baffling mystery, in the first volume in a new mystery series inspired by the life of Beatrix Potter.

Blackwell North Amer
In the first of the Cottage Tales mysteries, author Susan Wittig Albert creates her own tale featuring Beatrix Potter, animal lover and Good Samaritan - with a knack for solving mysteries. And with her entourage of animal friends, Beatrix sets out to win over the human hearts of Sawrey.
In 1905 England, it was most unusual - if not outright scandalous - for an unmarried woman to buy and run a farm. But that's exactly what Beatrix Potter sets out to do when she purchases Hill Top Farm in the Lake District hamlet of Near Sawrey. Beatrix, trying to recover from her sorrow at the death of her fiance, believes that the countryside will have a healing effect, while providing a quiet place for her to work on her sketches and stories for children. But when one of the villagers dies unexpectedly, with allegations of foul play, Sawrey turns out to be anything but quiet.
Some villagers meet Beatrix with genuine warmth. Others keep her at arm's length. After all, she is a Londoner - a female Londoner - used to city living. But soon enough Beatrix makes herself useful. She reads aloud to the schoolchildren - and when the parish registry goes missing, she won't rest until it's found.

& Taylor

After purchasing a farm in the Lake District of England, an animal lover attempts to befriend her fellow villagers, while her animal companions solve a baffling mystery, in a mystery tale inspired by the life of Beatrix Potter.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780425196342
Branch Call Number: M ALBERT
Characteristics: 286 p


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Dec 07, 2010

The village of Near Sawrey is like many English villages?seemingly sleepy, but ready to jump to life at the slightest hint of scandal. When a resident dies unexpectedly, the rumor mill kicks into high gear. Into this frenzy of speculation comes Miss Beatrix Potter. It?s 1905, and the author is beginning to make a name for herself with her tales of Peter Rabbit and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle. But she?s chafing under the protection of her snobbish parents and mourning the death of her fiancé. Seeking solace, Beatrix arrives in Near Sawrey (pet rabbits in tow) as the new owner of Hill Top Farm. Locals add her to their mix of gossip but Beatrix fits in quickly, especially when her quick eye and growing self confidence land her smack in the middle of a puzzle involving a trio of important missing items. It?s a cozy little mystery made even sweeter by the addition of village animals, who have as much to say as their human counterparts do. Author Susan Wittig Albert includes a biography that is sure to make readers as keen to explore the real life of Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) as they will be to solve mysteries with her.


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