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The English Lakes by Ian Thompson
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Feb 15, 2012

it was amazing
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Read from February 15 to 25, 2012

This is a terrific, general read on the history of the Lake District - not from any geological or long-term historical view but the 'Lake District' as an entity that has thrilled artists, poets,walkers, climbers and the holidaymaker in search of peace and quiet over the past three centuries. It covers the evolution of the area from a place that inspired awe and terror to the home of the sublime and the 'picturesque'and all the conflicting parties that must find a way of conserving, rather than just preserving the environment and economy that contribute to our sense of place. It is a book that values those who live there alongside those who return time after time through a feeling of real connection with the landscape.Wonderful.
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