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Lara Maiklem has scoured the banks of the Thames for nearly twenty years, in pursuit of the objects the river unearths: from Neolithic flints to Roman hairpins, medieval buckles to Tudor buttons, Georgian clay pipes to Victorian toys. What began as a search for solitude came to reveal the story of a city, its people and their lost ways of life.
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Published by: Bloomsbury Format: paperback,198 x 128 x 21 (mm)
202. The World-Ending Fire : The Essential Wendell Berry
Wendell Berry began his life as the old times and the last of the old-time people were dying out, and continues to this day in the old ways: a team of work horses and a pencil are his preferred working tools. The writings gathered in The World-Ending Fire are the unique product of a life spent farming the fields of rural Kentucky with mules and horses, and of the rich, intimate knowledge of the land cultivated by this work. These are essays written in defiance of the false call to progress, and in defence of the local landscapes that provide our cultural heritage, our history, our home.
In a time when our relationship to the natural world is ruled by the violence and greed of unbridled consumerism, Wendell Berry speaks out to defend the land we live on. With grace and conviction, he shows that we simply cannot afford to succumb to the mass-produced madness that drives our global economy. The natural world will not withstand it.
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Published by: Penguin Format: Paperback
203. The Lost Spells
Robert McFarlane and Jackie Morris
Kindred in spirit to The Lost Words but fresh in its form, The Lost Spells is a pocket-sized treasure that introduces a beautiful new set of natural spell-poems and artwork by beloved creative duo Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris. As in The Lost Words, these "spells" take their subjects from relatively commonplace, and yet underappreciated, animals, birds, trees and flowers -- from Barn Owl to Red Fox, Grey Seal to Silver Birch, Jay to Jackdaw.
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Published by: Hamish Hamilton Format: Hardback,182 x 124 (mm
204. **SIGNED EDITION** The Girl who Speaks Bear
Winner of Indie Bookshop Week 2020 Best Children's Fiction, congratulations to Cumbrian author Sophie Anderson, for The Girl Who Speaks Bear!
This edition comes complete with a beautiful signed bookplate.
They call me Yanka the Bear. Not because of where I was found - only a few people know about that. They call me Yanka the Bear because I am so big and strong.
Found abandoned in a bear cave as a baby, Yanka has always wondered about where she is from. She tries to ignore the strange whispers and looks from the villagers, wishing she was as strong on the inside as she is on the outside. But, when she has to flee her house, looking for answers about who she really is, a journey far beyond one that she ever imagined begins: from icy rivers to smouldering mountains meeting an ever-growing herd of extraordinary friends along the way.
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Published by: Usborne Format: Paperback, 197 x 129
205. *SIGNED EDITION **The Castle of Tangled Magic
SIGNED EDITION Cumbrian author Sophie Anderson's eagerly awaited third novel!
Olia lives with her parents in an old crumbling castle, filled with hidden turrets and secret doorways. When she follows a mysterious cat to one of the castle's roof domes, she finds herself stepping through one such doorway into a magical land filled with wonders... But everything is not quite as it seems: the land is under threat from a scheming magician, Chernmor, and the magic is fading away. . . . more
Published by: Usborne Format: Paperback, 197 x 129
206. The Man Who Gave His Horse to a Beggar: following in the footsteps of Aidan of Lindisfarne, the Saint Who Walked to Heaven through Ireland, Scotland and the North of England
The Man Who Gave His Horse To A Beggar is a lavishly-illustrated adventure following in the footsteps of Saint Aiden of Lindisfarne, taking the reader on a geographic and spiritual odyssey through Ireland, Scotland and northern England. While we know very little about our hero's early life, mountains, holy wells, standing stones, caves, monastic ruins and crosses remain in the landscape as reminders of the lost world through which he walked more than a millennium ago. . . . more
Published by: Culture and Democracy Press Format: Hardback; 243 x 225mm
207. Dorrigo Dinky Map Plus Central Lake District
Printed on tough waterproof paper, this map covers all of the central Lake District including Keswick, Scafell Pike, Helvellyn, Windermere, Coniston, Ullswater, High Street, Derwent Water, Grizedale, Langdales and Fairfield. . . . more
Published by: Dorrigo Format: Folded Map; 960 x 694mm
208. **SIGNED COPY** What Mummy Makes
**A perfect gift for Mother's Day! If you would like a specific dedication, please specify what you would like Rebecca to write in the 'special instructions' box.**
Carlisle Mum Rebecca Wilson is an Instagram sensation with over quarter of a million followers keen to see her next creation! Her first cookery book contains over 130 recipes, all suitable from 6 months old. . . . more
Published by: Dorling Kindersley Format: 223 x 173
209. The Adventures of Zoe and Chloe
Zoe and Chloe are identical and inseparable twins with a determined spirit of independence and a taste for adventure. They spend most of their holidays at their grandparents’ home in the Lake District where many of their adventures take place. . . . more
Published by: Hayloft Format: Paperback 210 x 145mm
210. Mr Atkinson's Rum Contract : The Story of a Tangled Inheritance
What would you do if you found out that your ancestors were slave owners? Richard Atkinson was in his late thirties, and approaching a milestone he had long dreaded - the age at which his father died - when one day he came across a box of old family letters gathering dust on top of a cupboard. This discovery set him on an all-consuming, highly emotional journey, ultimately taking him from the weather-beaten house of his Cumbrian ancestors to the abandoned ruins of their sugar estates in Jamaica. Richard's searches led him to one forebear in particular, an earlier Richard Atkinson, a West India merchant who had shipped all the British army's supplies during the American War of Independence, and amassed staggering wealth and connections along the way. . . . more
Published by: Harper Collins Format: Hardback; 164 x 243mm
An all-consuming story of revenge, redemption and dragons from the twice Carnegie Medal-winner Patrick Ness. "On a cold Sunday evening in early 1957, Sarah Dewhurst waited with her father in the parking lot of the Chevron Gas Station for the dragon he'd hired to help on the farm."This dragon, Kazimir, has more to him than meets the eye. Sarah can't help but be curious about him, an animal who supposedly doesn't have a soul but is seemingly intent on keeping her safe from the brutal attentions of Deputy Sheriff Emmett Kelby. . . . more
Published by: Walker Books Format: Hardback; 147 x 227mm
212. 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
213. 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
214. 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
215. 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
216. 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
217. 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
218. 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
219. 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
220. 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
221. All or Nothing at All, The Life Story of Billy Bland
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
222. 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
223. SIGNED EDITION English Pastoral
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)
224. 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
225. 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
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