Beatrix Potter: A Celebration at Moreton Hall

Beatrix Potter: A Celebration at Moreton Hall

A sell-out audience was treated to an evening of history, art and culture at Moreton Hall last Friday in celebration of the eagerly anticipated new biography ‘Over the Hills and Far Away’: The Life of Beatrix Potter by Matthew Dennison.  

Dennison, biographer and Head of Classics at Moreton Hall, is described in The Independent as 'one of those rare marvels, a historical biographer whose work has reached the bestseller lists'. Matthew has a remarkable talent to compress the life and work of one of English literature’s greatest children’s writers and illustrators. In this new biography, he explores Potter’s multi-faceted life and character, all with brilliant wit and humour. 

Jonathan Forster, Principal, commented: “We take great pride in the quality, depth and breadth of our teaching staff at Moreton and we wish Matthew all the best with this new biography.”