British illustrator and writer. Born in London in 1866, and died in Lancastershire, in 1934. Daughter of rich and oppressive parents, lived a sad and lonely childhood in London. Its production is exclusively oriented at children, where stands out as a meticulous observer of nature and the creator of a miniature universe populated with curious inhabitants. His creations include: Peter Rabbit rabbit, hero of generations of children, anti-authoritarian and rodent of lettuce, and Jemima Pudddle-Duck duck. His short stories, in which is placed on the side of the bad guys, have a hard-hitting humor without any trait of sentimentality. It enjoys the same acceptance between children and adults. In 1913 she married William Heelis, and stopped writing to devote himself to the farm.