The English Lakes

    The English Lakes

    A History

    Ian Thompson

    Bloomsbury 2012

    Paperback 352pp Illustrated 233x177mm

    9781408809587   Product Code: 23457

    With more than 20 million visitors every year, the Lake District maintains a 200-year reputation, fostered by such figures as JMW Turner, Beatrix Potter and Alfred Wainwright, as one of England's most beautiful and magical regions. Keen local fell-walker Ian Thompson considers the Lakes' special allure, tracing its origins to the Georgian fascination with the Alps, the outbreak of the Napoleonic Wars and the shaping of perceptions by Wordsworth, Coleridge, Southey and De Quincey.

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