Reflections from the Lakes
This book presents 38 fascinating reflections from the history and mythology of the Lake District. Robert Gambles writes eloquently and with a deep knowledge of his subject. The book includes chapters on Cumbria’s spa resorts, treacle mines, packhorse bridges, snuff manufacture, the eruption of Solway Moss, clock makers, outlaws of Inglewood Forest, wedding traditions, wild cats, ice-houses, and coffin routes over the fells.
The ripples of national history are reflected in a chapter on the Dissolution of the Cumbrian Monasteries. The book ends with a fantasy tale of the Nine Standards involving the trolls of Norwegian folklore, followed by a ghost story from Martindale and a love story from Aria Force. Illustrated with 68 period drawings and etchings, plus black and white photographs, this book offers an insight into many neglected or forgotten aspects of the Lakeland story and will be welcomed by any reader who loves Cumbria and its history.
Paperback; 210 x 140mm
264 pages, 68 period drawings, etchings plus colour and black & white photographs