The English Lakes

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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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The English Lakes

The English Lakes

A History

Paperback352pp Illustrated233x177mm

9781408809587     Product Code: 223457

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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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