by Jennifer Hurtig, Beatrix Potter Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Beatrix Potter book, Describes the life and career of Beatrix Potter, from her childhood and her early career as an illustrator to her rise in fame as one of the most celebrated children's authors of her time.
by Elizabeth Haidle, Before They Were Authors Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Before They Were Authors book, Striking illustrations and a popular graphic novel format bring to life this anthology of literary legends and their childhoods. Profiling such authors as Maya Angelou, C.S. Lewis, Gene Luen Yang, and J.K. Rowling, these stories capture the childhood triumphs, failures, and inspirations that predated their careers. Full color.
by Jonathan Guinness, The House Of Mitford Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The House Of Mitford book, Among the six daughters and one son born to David, second Lord Redesdale, and his wife Sydney were Nancy, the novelist and historian; Diana, who married fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley; Unity, friend of Hitler; Jessica, who became a communist and then an investigative journalist; and Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire and mistress of Chatsworth. 'The Mitford Girls', as John Betjeman called them, were one of the twentieth century's most controversial families; said to be always either in shrieks of laughter or floods of tears, they were glamorous, romantic and - especially in politics - extreme. Yet the teasing, often bordering on cruelty, the flamboyant contrasts and the violent disagreements, hid a powerful affection, subtle likenesses in character and a powerful underlying unity.
by Charlotte Guillain, Beatrix Potter Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Beatrix Potter book, The simple biographies in this series introduce readers to some of their favourite authors.
by Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire, All In One Basket Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download All In One Basket book, In her beguiling memoir, Wait for Me!, Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire (and the youngest of the famously witty brood of writers, agitators, and icons), recounted her eventful life with wit and grace. All in One Basket collects the Duchess of Devonshire's breezy, occasional writings and provides a disarming look at a life lived with great zest and originality. All in One Basket combines two earlier collections, Counting My Chickens and Home to Roost, its sequel, which was never published in the United States. In these pages, we hear anecdotes about famous friends from Evelyn Waugh to John F. Kennedy; tales of struggle and success at Chatsworth, England's greatest stately home; and of course the tales of her beloved chickens, which the Duchess began raising as a child for pocket money. In All in One Basket, glamorous recollections happily coexist with practical insights into country life, and the result is a revelatory, intimate portrait of a woman described by The New York Times as a "national treasure."
by Patricia Lantier, Rachel Carson Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Rachel Carson book, Describes the life of Rachel Carson, her work as an aquatic biologist and writer, and the impact of the book "Silent Spring" on changing how businesses used pesticides.
by Nadia Cohen, The Real Beatrix Potter Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Real Beatrix Potter book, The Real Beatrix Potter is a fascinating and revealing biography of one of the world's most cherished children's authors. Beatrix Potter's famous little white books have enchanted generations of young readers who adored the characters she created and of course her own distinctive illustrations. Born into a typically repressed Victorian family it was assumed that Beatrix would achieve little more than finding herself a rich husband, and so there was no point in bothering to educate her. But the Potters underestimated their daughter. Stifled by the lack of stimulation, she educated herself in art, science, and of course a great love of the natural world. The success of Peter Rabbit proved her to be creative genius who could have become the toast of the London literary scene, but when her fiancé tragically died Beatrix retreated to the Lake District where she reinvented herself as a successful farmer, a canny businesswoman and an early environmental pioneer. Passionately campaigning to save the area from development she helped establish the National Trust, and despite her great wealth Beatrix lived out her days in humble anonymity.