First published in 1983, this book is a guide to the Lake District, its geology, people and places, its history and folklore. He describes the legends, myths and folklore of the farmers and fishermen and the types of people that populated the area, from Norsemen and Romans to the Normans.
Melvyn Bragg describes the geology of the Lake District from when it was desert and swamp, and tells of the people who have lived there for 4000 years. The legends, myths and folklore of the farmers and fishermen are included, and the types of people that populated the area, from the Norsemen and Romans to the Normans. Bragg also follows in the footsteps of writers and poets, such as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Sir Walter Scott and Beatrix Potter. The author's previous books include "The Maid of Buttermere" and an authorized biography of Richard Burton - "Rich". He is presently head of arts at LWT and editor of the South Bank Show.
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Melvyn Bragg is a writer and broadcaster. His novels include The Hired Man, for which he won the Time/Life Silver Pen Award, Without a City Wall, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, The Soldier's Return, winner of the WHSmith Literary Award, A Son of War and Crossing the Lines, both of which were longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and most recently Grace and Mary. He has also written several works of non-fiction, the latest being The Book of Books about the King James Bible. He lives in London and Cumbria.
Land of the Lakes by Melvyn Bragg
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