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6 badass facts you might not know about Beatrix Potter

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LONDON — It’s been 150 years since the birth of Beatrix Potter, the creator of four rather famous rabbits: Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter.

The beloved British author’s legacy lives on more than 70 years after her death. In fact, every 15 seconds, someone in the world buys a Beatrix Potter book. And, her unforgettable characters, including Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Squirrel Nutkin and, of course, Peter Rabbit endure as household names and bedtime reading favorites. 

But as well as crafting some of our best-loved childhood favorites, Potter was also a pioneering businesswoman, scientist and farmer.  Read more…

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