December 22, 2006

Making Life Brighter: Beatrix Potter

I was not one of those children that grew up reading Beatrix Potter and AE Milne - my world wasn't populated by talking bears and mischievous beasties, and perhaps I was the poorer for it. It wasn't until I was an adult that I actually read all the Potter books, and knew I would have loved her world. Then, a few months ago, I found out that fiction-writer Susan Wittig Albert had embarked on a mystery series called The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, and was drawn in even further. I wanted to learn more about the person behind the stories.

So when I heard that a movie was being made about her life, I was intrigued. What I'd read had made her out to be a rather put-upon young woman who eventually found a way to make her own life, in her own way, despite parents that were on the over side of bearing.

The movie itself focuses on her friendship and eventual engagement with her publisher, Norman Warne. Living up to the mongoose code (Run and Find Out!) I went a-hunting and found: The Miss Potter Movie Blog, a Wikipedia entry and, of course, the World of Peter Rabbit website which links to the uk movie site.

From all accounts the movie ought to be quite good, and I look forward to a lazy afternoon in the company of Miss Potter (Renée Zellweger), Norman Warne (Ewan McGregor) and Millie Warne (Emily Watson) in the new year.


colleen said...

Rene looks like Peter caught in the garden! Peter Rabbit was my first memory of a children's story and I was so scared that he wouldn't get home! I remember it well. I'm meeting and greeting.

It looks nice over here.

craziequeen said...

I have promised this to myself...

I'm not a Zellwegger fan, but this should be good.

Michele sent me, Cin :-)

Yoga Korunta said...

Hello, Cin! Winnie the Pooh and Dr. Suess are great for children!

barbie2be said...

oh, i saw a preview of it on christmas eve. it looks cute. i can't wait to see it.

pooks said...

Add me to the list of those waiting!

Thanks for the links.