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September 30, 2008  
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The Tale of Briar Bank

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  • Book Report
  • Out and About
  • Lifescapes
  • All About Thyme
  • Herb Snips

    Book Report

    The Tale of Briar Bank Released Today!
    Today is the big day for The Tale of Briar Bank, the fifth book in the Cottage Tales series, featuring Beatrix Potter. You can read about the book here, read the Prologue, and order your very own personalized copy! Personalized books make wonderful gifts, and Christmas will be here before you know it. (Your purchase, as always, supports the work of the Story Circle Network.)

    The Tale of Hawthorn House
    Looking for paperback copies of The Cottage Tales? Book Four, The Tale of Hawthorn House, is in your local bookstore and in online bookstores now. We are still able to obtain first-edition hardcovers, but the supply is limited, so if you'd like the book in hardcover, order it here. The audio narration of this book is available now, read by the utterly delightful Virginia Leishman! Ask your library to order, so others can enjoy these engaging readings.

    Cottage Tales Maps
    Did you know that downloadable color prints of the Cottage Tales maps are available at the website? These are the same helpful maps that appear in the book, but in full color! You'll find them on the new Cottage Tales website at Village Maps.


    Out and About

    Susan will be in Illinois and Indiana this week. Check here to see if she's going to be in your area.



    There's always something interesting going on at Meadow Knoll. Susan's online journal will keep you up to date on her garden, cookery (she has a new solar oven!), and—of course—the writing! "Someone very wise once told me that life should always be an adventure," she says. "And it is!" Share her adventures at Lifescapes.


    All About Thyme

    If you haven't subscribed to Susan's free herbal eletter, All About Thyme, you're missing something totally unique and very special. You can read the latest edition and subscribe here.


    Herb Snips: Divide and Multiply

    It may be fall, but where the perennial herb garden is concerned, it's time to think spring. As cooler, damper weather approaches, check your garden for herbs that need to be divided. Some—mints, sorrel, chives, oregano—can be divided now, moving the divisions to a permanent location or into a cold frame. Mark others—Silver King artemisia, catnip, bee balm, tarragon—for spring division. Tag them now, before the first killing frost, so you can find them easily when spring comes.

    Read more herb snips.

    The Tale of Briar Bank
    Join Beatrix Potter, the residents of Near Sawrey, and the animals of the Land Between the Lakes, as they band together to solve the mystery of Briar Bank.

    Click to read more or to order the book.

    The Tale of Hawthorn House

    Hawhthorn House

    "This whimsical blend of romance, mystery, and nostalgia will keep cozy fans happily entertained." —Publishers Weekly

    A foundling baby, gypsies camped in the meadow, a fox on the loose, and a nest of unhatched eggs. Miss Potter has another flock of mysteries to solve! Read the prologue and order your autographed/personalized copy.

    Take a Trip
    to the Lakes!

    The Tale of Hawthorn House

    Four of the Cottage Tales are now available from Recorded Books, narrated by acclaimed British actor/musician Virginia Leishman—a treat for the ears and the imagination! Also available: six China Bayles mysteries: Bleeding Hearts, Bloodroot, Dead Man's Bones, A Dilly of a Death, Indigo Dying, Mistletoe Man.


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