Chance to learn about Beatrix Potter’s life

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The fascinating life story of one of the country’s most popular writers will be given at a lecture at St Peter’s Church, Belgrave Road, Seaford, on Tuesday, May 6.

Beatrix Potter is best known for her stories about Peter Rabbit, but she was also a prolific author, talented illustrator, natural scientist and conservationist.

She published more than 23 books, including her imaginative children’s books, featuring animals such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit, which celebrated the British landscape and country life.

Beatrix Potter died in 1943 at her home in a tiny village in the Lake District near Windermere, at 77, leaving almost all her property to the National Trust, and she is credited with preserving much of the land that now comprises the Lake District National Park.

Her books continue to sell throughout the world, in many languages, and her stories have been retold in song, film, ballet and animation.

Her remarkable story is to be told by Ann Poulter, and as usual this event is open to everyone.

It starts at 2.30pm and tickets, including refreshments, are £5, on the door, or in advance from the Seaford estate agents Newberry Tully.