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The Tale of Beatrix Potter Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 8, Mrs. Heelis of Sawrey Summary

Margaret Lane
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Chapter 8, Mrs. Heelis of Sawrey Summary and Analysis

Beatrix Heelis had a happy marriage and a simple life that she loved, and she stitched herself into the local community, invigorating it with her strong personality. Her father Rupert died at age eighty-one, just months after Beatrix married. The lead-up to his death had been difficult for the family. Mrs. Potter was left alone at Bolton Gardens; Beatrix wanted her to move to Sawrey. William kept his law office running during World War I and Beatrix held down the farm. Bertram died just before World War I ended, the same year Beatrix's harvest was ruined by bad weather. And after the war, Beatrix decided that her mother would not return to London and that Bolton Gardens would be sold. Instead, Mrs. Potter would live at Lindeth How, a Victorian house near Lake Windermere. Beatrix helped move...

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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.
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