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Why did Beatrix Potter draw Peter Rabbit?

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January 04, 2009 11:39PM

She originally drew a rabbit called Peter which she kept as a pet. In 1893 she illustrated a letter which she sent to the son of her ex-governess, who was ill, to entertain him. She was persuaded to turn this picture-letter into a book, the first commercial edition of which appeared in 1902 in the UK.