Beauty in the Lap of Horror
Early travellers to Borrowdale & Derwentwater
Few places have been described so ecstatically and so frequently as Derwentwater and Borrowdale. Between 1750 and 1780 ten writers felt the power of this landscape. Their accounts transformed the way we look at the lakes and the fells.
Beauty in the Lap of Horror weaves their pictures of this most beautiful place into the story of their lives and the discovery of the Elysium of the North.
Paperback; 209 x 146mm
Black & white photographs throughout