Beatrice, A Working Lady's Memoirs, an allegory, is based on the idea that life is a precious gift from above, and aging is a privilege. There are many beings, on this planet, which never get the opportunity to grow old, because of diseases, accidents or plain bad luck. As the sunset is the culmination of a day, so is the aging. You cant tell if you had a marvelous day, until you get to its end, in the evening. So is life. At the end of your life you can look back and see what you did right or wrong. At this point, any regrets, for missed opportunities, are longer consequential. There is thing anyone can do to correct the past. And that is the main idea the heroine, Beatrice, tries to impart to readers: retired, after a long life of work you have to enjoy yourself, as much as you can, on the last portion of your journey. Every creature has a specific role to perform in the larger scheme of things, and more you kw about that, better you can plan your relationships. The impact of human activities comes up as a surprising dimension to most everything in nature, and affects many facets of life. The reader may discover some things never thought in schools, about the birds, the bees and the flowers that surround us.