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ISBN: 9781841145990
Arthur Ransome's Lake District
Arthur Ransome's Lake District
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Arthur Ransome’s ‘Swallows and Amazons’ books have never been out of print since they first appeared in the 1930s and ’40s.They remain popular with today’s children, and command a large and loyal adult following. Their appeal owes a great deal to the fact that they are populated by real people, and that they inhabit real places and sail real boats.

Award-winning photographer and writer Jon Sparks knows the stories well, and is equally familiar with the Lake District landscapes which inspired them. Now he has produced an in-depth guide to that landscape, which in many places has changed remarkably little since Ransome’s time. He has done extensive detective work and exploration to unearth the real-life counterparts of the fictional locations, and has some original ideas about them. But what really sets this book apart from previous ones on the same subject is the photography; in full colour throughout, it is everything you would expect from a leading Lake District photographer.

Jon Sparks is an award-winning photographer and writer. He has lived in Lancaster for most of his life, and his photographic career was founded on local photography. He has subsequently worked on five continents, but still feels that North West England is a great place to live as well as an exciting one to photograph. As well as several books of photography for Halsgrove, Jon has produced guidebooks for walkers, climbers and cyclists, contributes to a range of magazines and has published greetings cards, postcards and calendars.

ISBN 978 184114 599 0, hardback, 230x214mm, 144 pages. Published July 2007.

Lake District MoodsLake District Moods - £12.95
From the smallest detail to the grandest panorama, these photographs celebrate the endless variety of Lake District scenery. The searching light of a clear winter morning; dramatic stormy skies; the soft light of a misty day: all find a place in this splendid evocation by Jon Sparks.
Lakeland & Cumbria from the AirLakeland & Cumbria from the Air - £14.99
Ronny Mitchell’s unique aerial view of the Lake District vividly shows the effect that man has had on this treasured landscape over the last two millennia. Stunning images are drawn from his collection of over 3000 photographs which he has taken from his light aircraft over the years.
Wild LakelandWild Lakeland - £14.99
After a scene-setting introduction, award-winning author Martin Varley takes us in turn to the Cumbrian coast; the freshwater habitats of lakes and rivers; the role of man on the Lakeland scene; through to woodlands, heath and the extreme habitats of the rocks and crags for which the area is perhaps best-known.
The Lake DistrictThe Lake District - £14.99
This sumptuous, large-format book by Jerry Rawson is a journey of discovery through the Lake District, one of the most popular walking and climbing areas in the UK. The 21 walks included are of varying lengths and difficulties, each one being carefully selected to produce a constant variety of interest.
Lakeland Life in the 1940s and 1950sLakeland Life in the 1940s and 1950s - £24.95
Nostalgic pictures by Gwen Bertelsman show naturally the life and landscape of the Lake District in the 1940s and 1950s. There is no prejudice in her photographs, no effort to view the rural scene through rose-tinted spectacles. These are images of the everyday and include the period of the Second World War, when life in the Lake District was anything but ordinary, but possessed an intensity never seen before or again. Text by Martin Varley.
 
 
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