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Dr Juliet O'Conor on Beatrix Potter

  • Date recorded: 28 Jul 2016

  • Duration: 02:31

She had a priority to make both content and form accessible to children – she wanted the item to fit into the hand of a child.

About this video

Join Children's Literature Research Librarian Dr Juliet O'Conor for a rare peek at some Beatrix Potter treasures held in our Children’s Literature Collection.

Beatrix Potter self-published her now-classic children's book The tale of Peter Rabbit in 1901, because no publisher would release a children's book with only black and white images. Potter went on to publish 23 books in her lifetime.