Books: Peter Rabbit's Mother

THE JOURNAL OF BEATRIX POTTER transcribed from her code writing by Leslie Under. 448 pages. Frederick Warne. $12.95.

Once upon a time there was a shy little girl and her name was Beatrix. She lived with her Papa and her Mama and her brother Bertram in a grand house at No. 2 Bolton Gardens, Kensington, London, England. Beatrix was not permitted to have any friends, but she did have a dog, a doll, a pet rabbit, a governess, and her own dear little nursery room with strong shiny bars over the windows.

She also...

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