"Miss Potter," a 2006 film starring Renée Zellweger, sparked a heightened interest in Peter Rabbit's creator.
An article in the Kitchener, Ontario, Record says that Potter-related tourism has been a real boon for the Lake District.
"The movie is helping our overseas visitors finally get over those horrible images of foot-and-mouth disease in the English countryside," said Andrew Poole, deputy manager of the World of Beatrix Potter, an attraction based in Bowness-on-Windermere, which centres on the author and illustrator's life and storybook characters.
Armchair travellers may prefer to enjoy Potter mania with a new biography (for adults), Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature, by Linda Lear. Although the Guardian called it dull, the American Library Association's Booklist magazine gave the biography a starred review, saying, "The result is a meticulously researched and brilliantly re-created life that, despite its length and accretion of detail, is endlessly fascinating and often illuminating." Booklist's own "state of the art Web site" requires a subscription to read any of the review, but you can read the entire thing at Amazon.