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26. A Lakeland Boyhood
David Clark, Lord Clark of Windermere
David Clark has always believed the Lake District is a special place. His memoirs of the forties and fifties give a unique insight into a thriving rural community of working people which is now long gone. His warm style brings to life his happy years growing up in a family struggling to make ends meet; including facing eviction, which made a lasting impression on him. Working on the land meant the family lived close to nature and he learned the names of all the local flora and fauna. . . . more
Published by: Hayloft Format: Paperback; 200 x 130mm
27. Highpoints : A 3,500-mile walk from John O'Groats to Land's End via the highest point of every county
"In the Prologue to this dazzling, formidable journey on foot across the UK via county tops, Victoria Morris remarks: ‘From the time I caught up with reality, I have been completing a mental farewell tour, realising one by one that my childhood ideals no longer exist and saying goodbye to them.’ But this memoir, this homage to landcsape is proof that we can recreate those ideals through the paths we forge, inhabit them fully through writing. Like Nan Shepherd, Morris immerses herself in the hills, staying ‘respectfully on the same side as the weather’, biding her time as ‘the landscape aches past’. She writes as poignantly about power lines as she does about the blush of exposed granite. Her journal is witty, frank and inspiring, alive to the ways that walking changes noticing: how ‘common occurrences become omens’, horizons shift, the ground’s personality alters. Morris started her long walks as a way to fill the ‘mountain-shaped hole’ in her life at university. This book will fill the mountain-shaped hole in your imagination.” – Helen Mort, poet and author of Lake District Trail Running . . . more
Published by: Hayloft Format: Paperback; 200 x 130
28. Hadrian's Wall Path: Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend and Wallsend To Bowness-on-Solway
New, two-way edition with routes re-walked from Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend (Newcastle) and Wallsend (Newcastle) to Bowness-on-Solway. All-in-one guide to walking Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail. Hadrian's Wall Path, 84 miles from end to end, follows the course of northern Europe's largest surviving Roman monument, a 2nd-century fortification built - in the border country between England and Scotland - on the orders of the Emperor Hadrian in AD122. . . . more
Published by: Trailblazer British Walking Guides Format: Paperback; 120 x 178mm
29. The Wordsworths
Mick Manning and Brita Granstroem
Celebrate William Wordsworth's 250th birthday with this beautiful retelling of his life. Produced to coincide with the 250th birthday of Wordsworth in 2020, this book adapts the lyrical diary of his sister, Dorothy Wordsworth, detailing their life together roaming the beautiful Lake District. Dorothy's works are now considered essential early examples of a women's role in literature, underpinnning her position as a female role model, as they confront issues spanning from social justice, the French revolution and nature. . . . more
Published by: Franklin Watts Format: Hardback; 245 x 300mm
30. The Real Beatrix Potter
The Real Beatrix Potter is a fascinating and revealing biography of one of the world's most cherished children's authors. Beatrix Potter's famous little white books have enchanted generations of young readers who adored the characters she created and of course her own distinctive illustrations. Born into a typically repressed Victorian family it was assumed that Beatrix would achieve little more than finding herself a rich husband, and so there was no point in bothering to educate her. . . . more
Published by: White Owl Format: Paperback; 233 x 155mm
31. Bigrigg: Whitehaven, Cleator and Egremont Railway
The Bigrigg Research Team
The book covers a fascinating area of West Cumbria that has had little written about it. Situated between Whitehaven and Egremont few people today will be aware as to how important Bigrigg was during the Industrial Revolution, that its output of minerals was so important to the local economy and expansion of the area. The book delves into the past to bring the present alive and helps our understanding of the current topography of the area. It is amazing to see just how complicated the pits and railways were.
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Published by: Cumbrian Railways Association Format: Paperback; 296 x 210mm
32. A County of Refuge: Refugees in Cumbria 1933-1941
This well-illustrated book examines Cumbria's response to the refugee crisis of the 1930s and early 1940s. Drawing on a wealth of archive material and oral testimony the author demonstrates that at that time many Cumbrians welcomed refugee groups from Spain, Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia. . . . more
Published by: CWAAS Format: Paperback; 245 x 174mm
33. The Far Eastern Fells : Wainwright's Illustrated Walking Guide to the Lake District Fells Book 2
Alfred Wainwright (revised by Clive Hutchby)
One name above all others has become associated with walking in the Lake District: Alfred Wainwright, whose seven-volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, first published in 1955- 66, has become the definitive guidebook. . . . more
Published by: Frances Lincoln Format: Paperback; 117 x 183mm
34. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games novel) PLUS A FREE TOTE BAG!
12 years after the release of 'The Hunger Games' comes the prequel featuring the backstory of the ruthless President Snow.
This edition comes with a free tote bag (while stocks last).
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Published by: Scholastic Format: Hardback
35. **PRE-ORDER** All or Nothing at All, The Life Story of Billy Bland
TO BE PUBLISHED IN SEPTEMBER 2020
All or Nothing At All is the life story of Billy Bland, fellrunner extrordinaire and holder of many records including that of the Bob Graham Round until it was broken by the foreword author of this book, Kilian Jornet. It is also the story of Borrowdale in the English Lake District, describing its people, their character and their lifestyle, into which fellrunning is unmistakably woven.
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Published by: Sandstone Press Format: Hardback 238 × 159 mm
36. Walking the Lake District Fells - Mardale and the Far East : High Street and Kentmere
This guide describes ascents of 36 Lake District fells that can be climbed from the valleys of Mardale (Haweswater), Kentmere and Longsleddale and from the east side of Ullswater. With few settlements, the area feels wild and remote, and the easternmost fells in particular see few visitors, offering a perfect getaway for walkers seeking solitude. Slightly further west lie some fantastic ridge-lines, including the much-loved Kentmere Horseshoe and High Street Roman road. . . . more
Published by: Mark Richards Format: Paperback; 119 x 172mm
37. **PRE-ORDER ** SIGNED EDITION English Pastoral : An Inheritance
English Pastoral tells of an ancient landscape on the verge of collapse.
It is a chronicle of three generations on a small fell farm, who saw the old ways slip away and the fields pulled out of shape by forces far beyond their control. It is a song of witness and of hope, of sustaining life on the land through uncertain times. It is the story of a community who cling on; of a little life filled with meaning; of a natural inheritance that affects us all.
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Published by: Penguin Format: Hardback, 222 x 138 (mm)
38. Walking the Lake District Fells - Patterdale : Helvellyn, Fairfield and the East
This guide describes ascents of 35 Lake District fells that can be climbed from Patterdale, Ambleside and the Grasmere, Thirlmere and Ullswater valleys. The area is home to some of Lakeland's most celebrated peaks - including the mighty Helvellyn, commanding over the classic arete scrambles of Striding Edge and Swirral Edge - with many summits connected by airy ridges affording great views and highly pleasurable walking. Unlike other guidebooks which describe a single or limited number of routes to a particular destination, the aim of the Walking the Lake District Fells series is to offer all the options. . . . more
Published by: Cicerone Format: Paperback; 118 x 170mm
39. Sycamore Gap
The past never stays buried for long... Detective Chief Inspector Ryan believes he has put his turbulent history behind him. Then, in the early hours of the summer solstice, the skeleton of a young woman is found inside the Roman Wall at Sycamore Gap. . . . more
Published by: Dark Skies Publishing Format: Paperback; 130 x 197mm
40. Lost Lanes North: 36 Glorious Bike Rides In Northern England
Jack Thurston, best-selling author of the Lost Lanes series and presenter of the Bike Show, takes you on a freewheeling tour of the lost lanes and forgotten byways of Northern England - Yorkshire, Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland and Lancashire. Including beautiful photography, this is the perfect gift for the armchair traveller and cycling adventurer. With downloadable GPX and route guides, and detailed maps, it is highly practical too.
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Published by: Wild Things Publishing Format: Paperback; 210 x 170mm
41. Adventures Of The Yorkshire Shepherdess
as seen on Channel 5's "Our Yotkshire Farm", Amanda Owen gives us a candid glimpse into her farming and family life.In Adventures of the Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda takes us from her family's desperate race to save a missing calf to finding her bra has been repurposed as a house martin's nest, and from wild swimming to the brutal winter that almost brought her to her knees. As busy as she is with her family and flock though, an exciting new project soon catches her eye .
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Published by: Pan Macmillan Format: Paperback
42. **SIGNED COPY** The Mirror and the Light
The final volume of the Wolf Hall trilogy complete with a hand-signed bookplate from Hilary Mantel.
England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner.
As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith's son from Putney emerges from the spring's bloodbath to continue his climb to power and wealth, while his formidable master, Henry VIII, settles to short-lived happiness with his third queen, Jane Seymour. Cromwell is a man with only his wits to rely on; he has no great family to back him, no private army.
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Published by: Harper Collins Format: Hardback 164 x 245 x 63 (mm)
43. Girl, Woman, Other
Booker Prize Winner 2019
From Newcastle to Cornwall, from the birth of the twentieth century to the teens of the twenty-first, Girl, Woman, Other follows a cast of twelve characters on their personal journeys through this country and the last hundred years. They're each looking for something - a shared past, an unexpected future, a place to call home, somewhere to fit in, a lover, a missed mother, a lost father, even just a touch of hope . .
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Published by: Penguin Format: Paperback
44. On Fire: My Story of England's Summer to Remember
Early evening on Sunday 14th July 2019. Lord's Cricket Ground in London. Something unprecedented had just happened: England had won the Cricket World Cup for the very first time since the tournament's inception in 1975.
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Published by: Headline Publishing Format: Paperback; 196 x 128mm
45. *SIGNED EDITION* Life on the Mountains
Terry Abraham presents more than 100 exclusive photos from a decade on the fells, and speaks candidly about his troubled early life, a disowned father, depression and his love of real ale before revealing the tricks and techniques of his craft as a photographer and film-maker and detailing the landscapes he’s grown to love.
From wild nights on Harter Fell to meeting Cumbrian legends; from stalking deer in Martindale to documenting Storm Desmond’s fallout; from dawn shoots of golden-hour panoramas to becoming a campaigning voice for Lakeland,
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Published by: Jake Island Format: Landscape Hardback
46. Walking the Lake District Fells - Patterdale : Helvellyn, Fairfield and the East
his guide describes ascents of 35 Lake District fells that can be climbed from Patterdale, Ambleside and the Grasmere, Thirlmere and Ullswater valleys. The area is home to some of Lakeland's most celebrated peaks - including the mighty Helvellyn, commanding over the classic arete scrambles of Striding Edge and Swirral Edge - with many summits connected by airy ridges affording great views and highly pleasurable walking. Unlike other guidebooks which describe a single or limited number of routes to a particular destination, the aim of the Walking the Lake District Fells series is to offer all the options. . . . more
Published by: Cicerone Format: Paperback/Softback
47. **PRE ORDER** The Puppet Show (new edition)SIGNED COPY
M. W. Craven
A serial killer is burning people alive in the Lake District's prehistoric stone circles. He
leaves no clues and the police are helpless. When his name is found carved into the
charred remains of the third victim, disgraced detective Washington Poe is brought back
from suspension and into an investigation he wants no part of... . . . more
Published by: Little, Brown Format: Paperback; 196 x 126mm
48. Walking the Lake District Fells - Langdale : The Langdale Pikes and Bowfell
This guide describes ascents of 25 Lake District fells that can be climbed from Langdale and the Vale of Grasmere. Easily accessible from the popular bases of Grasmere and Ambleside, this area offers stunning scenery and fantastic walking, from the 'small but perfectly made' Loughrigg - ideal for a Sunday afternoon hike - to eye-catching Helm Crag ('the Lion and the Lamb'), from the lofty heights of Bowfell to the iconic Langdale Pikes. England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike, is also included in this volume.
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Published by: Cicerone Format: Paperback / softback
49. A Thread in Time
Following his father's death, David starts clearing the family home on the Solway Firth.He discovers a journal which depicts his father's life in 1970s Jamaica. . . . more
Published by: KDP Format: Paperback
50. Swimming Wild in the Lake District
Swimming Wild in the Lake District by Suzanna Cruickshank is an informative and inspiring book for both new and experienced wild swimmers, exploring the larger lakes in the beautiful Lake District National Park. . . . more
Published by: Vertebrate Publishing Format: Paperback; 229 x 178mm
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