The Lake District National Park was created
in 1951, the biggest of Englandís National
Parks and perhaps the most prized landscape
in the country. Over its 885 square miles
(2292 sq km) there are grand mountains,
shimmering lakes, wooded valleys, rugged fells,
heather moors, tumbling rivers, picturesque
towns and villages and even a storm-tossed
coast. The sheer variety of scenery as well as
its magnificence makes the Lake District
Master-photographer Keith Wood knows
that to truly capture the essence of Lakeland
you have to witness the drama of dawn and
dusk, the sharpness of winter as well as the
enchantment of summer. His intimate understanding
of this landscape as well as the
beauty of each scene is obvious again and
again in the glorious images reproduced here.
Address books tend to be well used and
have a long life. Along with important contact
details, they keep track of the userís friends
and acquaintances, tracing their lives over
time and from place to place. And, if properly
attended to, an address book eventually
becomes a journal in itself, and an attractive
and permanent keepsake. Whether bought
as a gift or for personal use, this Lake District
Address Book, with its superb pictorial
reminders of the national park, will provide
years of pleasure.
Keith Wood is an experienced and much
published local photographer and writer
who has lived in Penrith on the edge of
the Lake District for over 12 years. His
work has been published in all the local
interest periodicals including Cumbria,
Cumbria Life, and Lakeland Walker.
Additionally his work has been regularly
used by Friends of the Lake District to
illustrate their publications and calendars.
He is a contributor to the Britain on
View photo library.
Imprint: Halswood Stationers. ISBN 978 0 85717 015 6, hardback, 214x230mm, 112 pages. Published May 2010.