The Tale of Hill Top Farm (The Cottage Tales of Beatrix P #1) (Mass Market)

By Susan Wittig Albert

Berkley, 9780425201015, 304pp.

Publication Date: October 4, 2005

List Price: 7.99*
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The author of Peter Rabbit and other tales, Beatrix Potter is still, after a century, beloved by children and adults worldwide. In this first Cottage Tale, Albert introduces Beatrix, an animal lover and Good Samaritan with a knack for solving mysteries. With help from her entourage of talking animal friends, Beatrix sets out to win over the human hearts of Sawrey, where she's just bought an old farm--and plans to stay.

About the Author

Susan Wittig Albert grew up on a farm in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley. A former professor of English and a university administrator and vice president, she is the author of the China Bayles Mysteries, the Darling Dahlias Mysteries, and the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter. Some of her recent titles include Widow’s Tears, Cat’s Claw, The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose, and The Tale of Castle Cottage. She and her husband, Bill, coauthor a series of Victorian-Edwardian mysteries under the name Robin Paige, which includes such titles as Death at Glamis Castle and Death at Whitechapel.

Praise For The Tale of Hill Top Farm (The Cottage Tales of Beatrix P #1)

"Promises to be a series with legs-and tails." —Publishers Weekly

"Endearing...resonates with charm...sleuth Beatrix positively shines." —School Library Journal