Linda Lear is a historian and author of Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature (St. Martin’s Press, 2007) and a Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature (Henry Holt & Co, 1997). She also contributed to The Art of Beatrix Potter: Sketches, Paintings, and Illustrations (Chronicle Books, 2016). Lear is based in Bethesda, Maryland.
The Scientific Tale Of Author Beatrix Potter
Outside of Mr. McGregor’s garden and in her own life, Beatrix Potter—author of “The Tale of Peter Rabbit”—had a curious eye for the nature world around her.