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The Beatrix Potter Collection

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Behind the scenes with Andrew Scott and Margaux Carpentier

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About the Performer

Andrew has starred in a vast number of successful feature films. Recent work includes Denial, Spectre from the James Bond franchise; Alice Through The Looking Glass, King Lear, Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall, as well as his acclaimed role in hit British film Pride. Andrew played Moriarty in the international hit series Sherlock, for which he was awarded the BAFTA award for Best Supporting Actor. Other television credits include The Hollow Crown, The Town, The Hour, John Adams, Band of Brothers, Fleabag, and Black Mirror.

His theatre credits include Cock and A Girl in a Car with a Man, for which he received an Olivier Award for both. Most recently, he won the Critics' Circle Award for his acclaimed performance as Hamlet.

Patron of The Beatrix Potter Society

Patricia Routledge, known throughout the world as the indomitable Hyacinth in Keeping Up Appearances, is closely associated with the work of Beatrix Potter as Patron of the Beatrix Potter Society and presenter of the recent television documentary about her life and work, and is delighted to introduce the series of recorded readings of the Tales.

About the Author

Born on 28 July 1866, Helen Beatrix Potter, is one of the world’s best-selling and most-loved children’s authors. From a young age, she took a keen interest in illustration, the natural sciences and conservation, kept numerous pets, and developed a love of nature. Using this as inspiration, she began writing and illustrating children’s stories, self-publishing The Tale of Peter Rabbit in 1901, which became an immediate success. By her death in 1943, Beatrix Potter had written 30 books, the most popular of which were the children’s stories. Her works have been translated into more than 35 languages, sold over 100 million copies worldwide, and have been retold in song, film, ballet, and animation.

Peter Rabbit

Benjamin Bunny

Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle

Jemima Puddle-Duck

The Tailor of Gloucester

Tom Kitten

Mr. Jeremy Fisher

Squirrel Nutkin

Summary

Beatrix Potter’s enchanting tales are given new life in this Audible exclusive production of The Beatrix Potter Collection

Expertly narrated by Andrew Scott, the collection features some of the best loved characters and most popular stories in children’s literature. Beginning with a unique introduction, written and narrated by patron of the Beatrix Potter Society Patricia Routledge, the world of Beatrix Potter provides wonderful entertainment for the whole family, sure to delight listeners both young and old. 

The Beatrix Potter Collection is perfect for introducing a new generation to the magic of her adored classic stories. Featuring her much-loved children’s tales and showcasing some of the most recognisable characters in English literature, it will enthral and entertain young listeners whilst providing warm nostalgia for those already acquainted. 

The collection includes the classic tales of Peter Rabbit - a rebellious and disobedient young rabbit, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle - the diligent hedgehog washerwoman, Jemima Puddle-Duck - an innocent and loving mother duck, and many more as they cause mischief, confront danger and make new friends. 

Deeply influenced by her natural science studies and her love of wildlife, Beatrix Potter’s relatable characters continue to charm and inspire a century after their first publication.   

Cover artwork and illustrations: Margaux Carpentier 

Public Domain (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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Beautiful and Nostalgic

Andrew just brings these stories to life. His reading is wonderful and to hear Dame Patricia Routledge introducing the stories. I had hours of nostalgia being taken back to childhood and as an adult is seeing new morals in the tales

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Lovely

A brilliant way of revisiting the Beatrix Potter books. Well read and a brilliant introduction by Patricia Routledge.

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  • JJ
  • 17-08-19

Inappropriate extras

The stories are generally well read. Andrew Scott is actually better at the female characters.

But why all the extras? My daughter listens to this at night and we have to skip the first two chapters to get to the stories. And then the end has an interview with Andrew Scott about the books? Why would my four year old be interested in that? So we have to make sure to end the book before the end.

The content of the interview may even be unsuitable for children. I don't know: I haven't listened to it myself yet.

Sometimes I find bonus interviews interesting but they shouldn't be in children's books. An otherwise very good book has been ruined and I'm beyond disappointed!

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  • D.W.
  • 11-08-19

I love Peter Rabbit

I love Peter Rabbit, and Andrew Scott reads these stories very well indeed. Perfect for relaxing at bedtime.

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