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Lakeland: A Personal Journey
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Hunter Davies
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Lakeland: A Personal Journey

Hunter Davies


Head of Zeus

Local history;
Places & peoples: pictorial works


192 pages

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One of Britain's best-loved writers celebrates one of England's best-loved and loveliest regions, in well-chosen words and images.

'I don't know any tract of land in which in so narrow a compass may be found an equal variety of sublime and beautiful features'. So said the poet Wordsworth of England's Lake District, an area as rich in cultural associations as it is in beautiful scenery. Hunter Davies, who has spent every summer in the Lake District for nearly half a century, takes the reader on an engaging, informative and affectionate tour of the lakes, fells, traditions, denizens and history of England's most popular tourist destination. From the first discovery of Lakeland as a tourist destination in the 18th century, to the tale of the Maid of Buttermere, to the poet Coleridge's ascent of Scafell Pike in 1802, to such enduring local traditions as Cumberland wrestling and hound trailing, Hunter Davies brings England's Lake District memorably and informatively to life.

By:   Hunter Davies
Imprint:   Head of Zeus
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 185mm,  Width: 185mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   680g
ISBN:   9781784971168
ISBN 10:   1784971162
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   August 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Hunter Davies is a prolific author, journalist and broadcaster. The author of a number of guides to the Lake District, as well as biographies of Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and Wainwright, he divides his time between North London and Cumbria.

'I absolutely adored Lakeland. Lucky Lake District to have such an inspired chronicler' Jilly Cooper. 'Nicely produced and tastefully illustrated, the whole thing enchants from start to finish' The Times. 'This great little book brings the Lake District memorably to life' NFU Countryside. 'The generous illustrations to Lakeland are by turns beautiful and quirky. Engravings by artists of the Picturesque evoke the changing past of what Hunter Davies sums up as a living place not a museum ' TLS.

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