Friday, January 05, 2007

Mrs. Heelis to you

Our Beatrix Potter expert Lolly Robinson will have a review of Miss Potter online for you on Monday; in the meantime, take a look at Lolly's article about Potter's friendship with Horn Book founder Bertha Mahony Miller. The debate about the success of Renee Zellweger's impersonation reminds me of a story Australian YA novelist Nick Earls told me about working with a bright-eyed and extremely capable young publicist who turned out to be Renee doing undercover research for Bridget Jones!

There are several other additions to hbook.com you might want to take a look at: excerpts from the January/February issue, Web Watch, and a burgeoning gallery of Horn Book Magazine cover art.

3 comments:

Andy Laties said...

Well I haven't seen the movie yet, but Renee Zellweger did stop in at Eric Carle Museum last year while our Beatrix Potter In America show was up (the show was curated by Lolly). Ms. Zellweger dropped $600 on Beatrix Potter Society scholarly publications, as well as on other specialty books (including the Horn Book's own book of Beatrix's letters, entitled "Beatrix Potter's American's"). So -- she was doing her homework and seemed enthusiastic about her subject.

rindawriter said...

LOVE! the gallery especially.

Roger Sutton said...

Perennial lurker NewMotherOfOne reminds me I heard the Zellweger story from Nick Earls, not Barry Cunningham. I've made the correction.