Saturday, August 25, 2007

Wainwright: The Man Who Loved the Lakes - Martin Wainwright

Published by the BBC to accompany a delightful short series of programmes about Wainwright broadcast earlier this year, the book is packed with gorgeous photographs of Lakeland which echo the bewitching beauty and grandeur of this most beguiling of English regions. The first part of the book's text is a potted biography of the man (although sharing a surname with his subject, the author is unrelated) which leads naturally into the second part: a survey of the subject matter of the Pictorial Guides that made Wainwright famous. The book is rounded off with a description of ten classic Lakeland walks as proposed by Wainwright. A delightful read for Wainwright fans and anybody fascinated by the lure of Lakeland.

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1 comment:

Alistair said...

I wonder just how many Wainwrights there are now walking the fells ?

I have recently found a new website called http:/www.lakelandwalks.co.uk wherein my 10 year old daughter has uploaded her own version of her walk up Blencathra last summer. Maybe my daughter will upload all her walks over the coming years to this website !!

It is worth having a look if you enjoy walking and writing and you can upload your pictures of the Lake Distric.