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Another Country: A Guide to Children's Books of the Lake District and Cumbria

Published September 2008
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Spine and corners bumped. Covers creased.

Another Country invites you to take a journey into the hills and lakes of Cumbria and discover the wonderful range of children’s books it has inspired. James Mackenzie discusses them with intelligence and affection, tracking them through the landscape and enticing the reader to return to old favourites or discover new treasures.

With his guidance, in reality or in their imaginations, readers can climb to the grim Roman setting of Hardknott Fort, visit Jeremy Fisher’s tarn, pass through the rocky outcrops of the Gates of Bannerdale, and stand on the peak in Darien where a certain famous telegram was received.

Over 150 children’s stories discussed, including school stories, thrillers, family adventures, historical novels and animal stories

Chapters devoted to Geoffrey Trease, Arthur Ransome and Elsie J Oxenham

Other authors include Lorna Hill, Rosemary Sutcliff, Angela Brazil, Marjorie Lloyd, Malcolm Saville, Elfrida Vipont and Beatrix Potter

Maps of each location

Practical guides to visiting the locations in real life

Extensive illustrations from the books and photographs of the area

Cross referenced so you can start with the landscape or the book

Details
Author James Mackenzie
Publisher Girls Gone By Publishers
Type Paperback
Condition Good