Sunday, April 22, 2007

Miss Potter is an enchanting tale of British icon

To celebrate the release of Miss Potter on DVD, The History Channel and Momentum Pictures offer you the chance to win a terrific prize pack valued at £50.
Miss Potter is an enchanting tale of British icon, Beatrix Potter, the most successful classic children’s author of all time. Whilst her books have delighted generations of children, her own life story is still largely unknown.
Miss Potter, set for 23 April 2007 DVD release, courtesy of Momentum Pictures, is set in London and the Lake District in 1902, and shows just how ahead of her time Beatrix Potter was. A free spirit who defied the conventions of her Victorian upbringing, Beatrix also went against her parents’ wishes and secretly fell in love with, and became engaged to, her publisher, Norman Warne. Miss Potter stars Academy Award-winner Renée Zellweger as Beatrix Potter and Ewan McGregor as Norman Warne.
Beatrix’s much loved characters, such as Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck and Squirrel Nutkin, delighted generations of children, but her own story was locked carefully away. Miss Potter goes behind the façade and allows us to meet the woman who was an adept businesswoman, scientist and conservationist. Her fascination with animals, love of nature, sense of humor, prodigious memory and wonderful imagination produced a children’s writer and illustrator that has never been matched. In addition to creating a publishing phenomenon, she later in life became a pioneering naturalist.


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