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Beatrix Potter's farming focus unveiled in letters

Three letters written by Beatrix Potter are to be auctioned off in the Lake District.

Collectors from around the world are expected to bid for the items, written shortly before her death in 1943.

They reveal the author's love of the area, and the difficulties facing hill farmers before the end of the Second World War.

Paul Crone went to Cockermouth to see the letters.


Beatrix Potter letters go under the hammer

Three letters written by Beatrix Potter are being auctioned in Cockermouth.

Four years ago a similar letter by the author of Peter Rabbit was sold for more than 4,000 pounds.

In these latest letters to a Lake District sheep farmer, words and pictures detail the harsh realities of farming the famous herdwick sheep.

They will be auctioned on March 20th.