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A Peak District Anthology: A Literary Companion to Britain's First National Park

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This anthology brings together the finest writing about the Peak District through the ages. Compiled and introduced by Peak District expert Roly Smith, it revives many forgotten descriptions of what many people believe is the finest, most varied and best loved landscape in the whole of Britain.
From William Camden to Daniel Defoe, Sir Gawain to Lord Byron, literary visitors
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Hardcover, 208 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Frances Lincoln
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Excellent compilation of writings on the Peak from the 16th century to the 21st. Early writers either praise or, in Defoe's case, scoff at the so-called Seven Wonders of the Peak, Ruskin rails at the Monsal Viaduct, and the great E A Baker tells thrilling tales of eluding club-wielding gamekeepers in the days before Access. The book ends with Jim Perrin fairly frothing at the mouth at the thought of off-roaders wrecking ancient trackways: "the 4WD-fantasists who...seem to think they're ploughing ...more
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Roly Smith is a freelance writer, editor and consultant and the author of more than seventy books on walking and the British countryside. He has been dubbed 'Mr Peak District' by his local newspaper and a 'Peak District Sage' by Country Walking magazine.
Based in Bakewell in the heart of the Peak, Roly was formerly Head of Information Services to the Peak District National Park before taking volunt
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