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Lakeland in the 1830’s

Wendy M Stuart


Based on the Journal of a Gentleman Traveller Isaac Simpson

From the faded ink of the Lake District journal of a pre-Victorian gentleman traveller Isaac Simpson, direct descendant Wendy Stuart has brought to life a fascinating and charming account of the changing Lakes of the 1830s.

What started as a labour of love transcribing her great-great grandfather’s letters has turned into not only a wonderful social history, but also a timeless evocation of the joy of discovering the Lake District’s beauty for the first time.
Written in fine Georgian prose which endears rather than grates, it is beautifully illustrated with dozens of contemporary drawings and photographs and Wendy’s Stuart’s own watercolours. Lakeland in the 1830s is a real gem of a book which is surely destined to become a Lakeland classic.
Richard Eccles, editor, Cumbria Life magazine





Publication Date:

2009 March


230mm x 160mm paperback




114 colour plates