This large-format (27 x 21 cm (10½ by 8¼ inches)) soft-back book with over 350 pages and 500 colour photos tells the story of the Lake District landscape and its people. From the formation of the first rocks 500 million years ago and the arrival of the first people 8,000 years ago, we trace the interaction between man and his environment to produce the beautiful and entrancing landscape we see today.
It is a story about volcanoes and Vikings, forests and flying saucers, Wainwright and Wordsworth, rugby league and rights of way, standing stones and sticky toffee pudding, monasteries and mint cake and much, much more!
The story is told in the form of a long walk around the Lake District, so that items of interest can be discussed as they arise, but this doesn’t mean that you have to do the walk to enjoy the book!
To give you an idea what the book is really like, the Introduction and a sample chapter are available to read below.
It is the author’s hope that anyone who loves the Lakes will find something in the book that will amuse, enthuse, encourage and maybe even inspire you to discover more about one of Europe’s iconic landscapes.
For now at least, the book is not available in bookshops. At £25 (plus £3.50 towards postage and packing (UK only)) the book would make an ideal gift – to a loved one or, of course, to yourself! The first 100 copies will be numbered and signed by the author – well, you never know, it might be worth a fortune one day. (And if it’s not, I’m sure it will come in handy for sticking underneath a wonky table leg.) And, if you don’t want a signed copy, just let me know and you can have one just as nature intended instead.
PS If you want any further information about the book, just fill in the form on the Contact page or give me a call on 07967 609802.
PPS Postage and packing on this book is £3.50 for UK 2nd class post. For UK first class and for postage and packing to non-UK destinations, please contact me.