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