Illustration from The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse The butterfly, along with a bee, beetle, ladybird and spider, enjoy supporting roles in The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse. Potter observed them all with astonishing attention to detail.
Photograph of Beatrix Potter’s letter to Noel Moore. ‘My dear Noel, I don't know what to write to you, so I shall tell you a story about four little rabbits, whose names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter.’
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