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The Tale of Oat Cake Crag (Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter Series #7)

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  • Posted July 12, 2010

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    an entertaining whimsical entry

    Beatrix Potter continues to rusticate at Hill Top Farm in the Lake District in order to avoid her snooty upper class parents. She knows they will denigrate her fiancé and scornfully disapprove her engagement to solicitor Will Heelis that she has concealed from them. Beatrix learned her lesson when she became engaged to her editor Norman Warne six years ago only to face a barrage of criticism; she believes that they rejoiced when Normand passed away prior to their marriage.

    Beatrix and the local birds and animals are irritated with the noise making new gizmo, a flying floating aeroplane that sputters with a racket more than it soar over Lake Windemere; even the loud teen dragon finds the plane disconcerting. Meanwhile at Oat Cake Crag, Rascal the Jack Russell takes her to injured plane designer Fred L. Baum.

    The latest Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter (see The Tale of Applebeck Orchard and The Tale of Briar Bank) is an entertaining whimsical entry that once again captures the essence of the author and more pointedly her tales. The mystery remains in the backseat to Ms. Potter's lifestyle in the Lake District and her relationships with humans especially a touch of romance with Will and the animals. Fans will enjoy her escapades as The Tale of Oat Oak Crag is a charming cottage cozy.

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 14, 2014

    I'm a Beatrix Potter fanatic, with a house full of her books, ch

    I'm a Beatrix Potter fanatic, with a house full of her books, china figurines, and stuffed animals.  Susan Wittig Albert has taken the history of Potter and the charming style of talking animals to create a beautiful series of mysteries featuring Beatrix in her home in The Lake District of England, with historical characters and her animal friends. 




    In this book, in 1911-12, a "flying bird" --the hydroplane-- is disturbing the tranquility of everyone in the district.  Beatrix, and her fiancé, Will Heelis, are deciding how to tell their plans to her parents, who are bound and determined to keep Beatrix single so she can care for them in their old age.  Then, threatening letters are scaring Beatrix's friend who is planing to marry the new vicar.




    In the animal arena, a surprise birthday party is in the mix, a Jack Russell Terrier saves a man's life, and a dragon searches out the "flying bird" with an owl.  Lots of fun with dialogue reminiscent  of Potter's actual children's books.  Great fun read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    One more great book in the series

    Susan Albert did it again. Book number 7 is just as good as book number 1. Beatrix Potter was captured in this whole series. A woman far beyond her time in everything she did. We need more women like her in this world today to make it a better place to live.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2012

    What a sweet book!

    This little book seemed to have a bit more plot than the previous ones. It was also very heartening to see Miss Potter "stand up" so to speak to her parents and brother. It was nice to see Miss Potter to have a bit of a "backbone."

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  • Posted February 1, 2012

    Keep this series going!

    I love everything Ms. Albert writes. I hope Tale of Oat Cake Crag is not the last in this series. Nothing better than sitting in an over-stuffed armchair by a sunny window with a cup of tea and a cat and dog sitting in your lap while you read one of Ms. Albert's books.

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

    Transported me to the lake country of England

    I have now finished the series. It was so interesting and great reads I am hoping for a trip to the lake country in England soon. Susan Wittig Albert has such a wonderful, different approach to writing. Looking forward to starting her new series. I will miss Beatrix Potter and her friends as I did Kate and Charles in an earlier series.

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