The Tale of Beatrix Potter - Study Guide Chapter 5, Hill Top Farm Summary & Analysis

Margaret Lane
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Beatrix bought a farm in 1905 as had enough money to invest by this time. She was surprised she had enough money to buy anything. The farm was between Windermere and Coniston in an area she knew by heart. While in the area, she heard about the sale of Hill Top Farm and then acted quickly. The pasture was beautiful and crowded with woods; the farm was wholly unpretentious, but the purchase of Hill Top was more symbolic in order to ground her independence in something she loved. Hill Top represented her life of self-determination and hence rejected wholeheartedly her life with her parents. Bertram apparently encouraged her as well. She stayed busy there, not only maintaining the property but writing. She had loved the local area since she was a child and was delighted by the people, who she...

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The Tale of Beatrix Potter from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.