The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Castle Cottage

by Susan Wittig Albert
Best-selling author of
The China Bayles Herbal Mysteries

The Tale of Castle Cottage
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It's the heart of summer in 1913, and Beatrix is eager to marry her fiancé, solicitor William Heelis. But there are a few obstacles blocking the happy couple's path to the altar, like the troubled remodeling of Castle Cottage—Will and Beatrix's future home. The final book in this unique eight-book series.

Praise for The Cottage Tales:
"The third-person narrator [of the Cottage Tales] is a time-traveling wonder, capable of living in the past—1912 in this book—and giving readers the perspective of a modern person. Plus she has a wonderful, wry sense of humor...if she isn't the best third-person narrator in the business, I don't know who is!" The Cozy Library

"Charming...Albert does a fine job of recreating the wistful, nostalgic mood of Potter's children's books." —Publishers Weekly

"Because you are fond of fairy-tales...I have made you a story all for yourself, a new one that nobody has read before." —Miss Beatrix Potter

"Whimsical, fanciful and magical...a precious tale." —Genre Go Round Reviews

"Albert successfully conveys the atmosphere of Potter's own writing and pictures...The reader is plunged into a magical yet real world of people with problems and animals with common sense. This is the first of a series. Bring on the rest!" —Janet Overmyer,

"An exceptional mystery novel where we not only get to see some puzzles solved, but we also meet some wonderfully rich and vibrant characters. The reader also gets a wonderful picture of English village life and a tantalizing look into the heart and soul of one of the world's most famous children's book writers." —The Looking Glass Review

"...This is a book for all ages, but it seems to fit the bill perfectly for middle-schoolers who are looking for mysteries and like animal stories...Beatrix is not only an author and illustrator, she is a first-rate sleuth. We bet this series will appeal to you and your middle-school mystery fan." —The Detroit Free Press

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Castle Cottage
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Seventh book in the series: The Tale of Oat Cake Crag

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