The English Lakes: A History by Ian Thompson

The English Lakes: A History by Ian Thompson
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The English Lakes: A History by Ian Thompson

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The most comprehensive recent history of the Lake District.  If I were to look for a fault it would be in the area of balance. Thompson gives considerable weight to the impact of poets and artists but not, in my humble opinion, enough attention to the many centuries of agricultural and extractive industries in the region - without which this would have been a very different place. However, that is to highlight what's missing. What is there is first rate.

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The English Lakes With more than twenty million visitors each year, England's Lake District--its dramatic landscape long the inspiration of poets and painters--continues to fascinate and attract people from across Britain and abroad. Author Ian Thompson, who grew up nearby and hiked the region's hills from an early age, proves the perfect guide to the Lake District's storied past. ...

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  • Author: Ian Thompson
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 074759838X
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Title: The English Lakes: A History

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