Salve a tutti!
Beatrix Potter, daughter of Rupert and Helen Leech, both of wealthy families, was born in a large house in rural Kensington, on July 28, 1866. Little girl with a curious and sociable nature, she was forced to spend most of her childhood in the company of the nurse. In isolation from other children, she learned to know and love nature and those small country animals that populate her illustrated stories. Alongside the works published for readers, first of all "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", the diaries and letters, especially those sent to children in need of her comforting stories, are witnesses to the creative talent of Beatrix Potter.