The Tale of Hawthorn House: The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter
Title: The Tale of Hawthorn House: The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter
Author: Susan Wittig Albert
When a baby arrives on her doorstep during Sawrey’s annual summer fête, Beatrix Potter sets out to discover the truth about the abandoned baby, following her only clue, a scarab ring, to Hawthorn House, a legendary manor reputed to be haunted.
A brand-new mystery in the endearing Beatrix Potter series from a national bestselling author.
During Sawrey’s annual summer fête, Miss Beatrix Potter receives an unexpected visitor in the form of Baby Flora, left in a basket on her doorstep with a note, a sprig of hawthorn, and a scarab ring. All Beatrix knows about Flora’s previous guardian is that she was a gray-haired woman, capable of scaling a brick wall in seconds.
An investigation reveals that the ring was pawned and reclaimed in Sawrey by a resident of Hawthorn House. The legendary manor is supposed to be vacant — and rumored to be haunted. Now Beatrix and her animal friends are left pondering the possible involvement of fairy folk in these utterly puzzling happenings.