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Series: The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter

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The Tale of Hill Top Farm by Susan Wittig Albert1
The Tale of Holly How by Susan Wittig Albert2
The Tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood by Susan Wittig Albert3
The Tale of Hawthorn House by Susan Wittig Albert4
The Tale of Briar Bank by Susan Wittig Albert5
The Tale of Applebeck Orchard by Susan Wittig Albert6
The Tale of Oat Cake Crag by Susan Wittig Albert7
The Tale of Castle Cottage by Susan Wittig Albert8
The Tale of Hill Top Farm / The Tale of Holly How by Susan Wittig AlbertOmnibus 1-2

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Fictional mysteries based on the life of Beatrix Potter.

The Cottage Tale series traces the arc of Beatrix Potter's life from 1905, when she purchased Hill Top Farm, through 1913 when she married William Heelis and went to Sawrey to live.  If you have visited the Lake District of England, you may recognize the names of the villages, towns, lakes, woods and even actual house.  But with the exception of Beatrix, her family, her friends, and her animal companions, the characters and their stories are entirely imaginary. [adapted from Author's Note, The Tale of Hill Top Farm]

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