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England: The Lake District

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.

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Rough Guide Lake District

Rough Guide Lake District

by Jules Brown

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

An informative, British-produced guide to the Lake Country with an overview of history, culture and nature. (GBR364, $19.99)

The Portable Romantic Poets

The Portable Romantic Poets

by Norman Holmes Pearson | W.H. Auden

  • LITERATURE
  • 1972
  • PAPER
  • 540 PAGES

This is the anthology to take along on a trip to England's Lake District, Italy's Cinque Terre or any other classic haunt of the romantic poets. This selection includes works by all the masters (and even an occasional mistress). (GBR346, $20.00)

Lake District Tourist Map

Lake District Tourist Map

by Ordnance Survey

  • MAP

A terrific, colorful and very detailed map of the Lake District, at a scale of 1:110,000. (GBR125, $14.95)

 
Angry Island, Hunting the English

Angry Island, Hunting the English


by A. A. Gill

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

The splendidly irreverent London critic A.A. Gill includes scathing chapters on voice, humor, drink, animals, garden, sport and class in this comic manual to the English. (GBR715, $15.99)

Notes from a Small Island

Notes from a Small Island


by Bill Bryson

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 324 PAGES

A farewell walking tour of England by an American expatriate who has decided to return home after two decades. Like all of Bryson's books, it's full of rich conversations, humorous anecdotes and amusing interactions. (GBR16, $14.99)

The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England

The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England


by Antonia Fraser

  • HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

Lady Fraser gathers eight British historians for this engaging, illustrated history of the monarchy from 1066 to the House of Windsor, brimming with personality, incident and scandal. (GBR160, $39.95)

The Mother Tongue, English and How it Got That Way

The Mother Tongue, English and How it Got That Way


by Bill Bryson

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 270 PAGES

An indispensable guide to the language that divides us, this book is an informative linguistic history that showcases Bryson's wry wit. (GBR15, $14.99)

The Story of England

The Story of England


by Christopher Hibbert

  • HISTORY
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES
  • COMING IN DECEMBER

Beautifully illustrated with color pictures, chronological charts, royal genealogies and maps, this popular history of English politics, economics and culture from the Neolithic Age to the 1990s is an excellent travel companion. (GBR02, $19.95)

Walking

Walking


by Henry David Thoreau

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 92 PAGES

Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration. (WLK04, $9.99)

Watching the English

Watching the English


by Kate Fox

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 583 PAGES

Fox's clever guide to the conversation, behavior, quirks, habits and foibles of the English is wildly popular back home in Britain. Second edition. (GBR927, $19.95)

In Search of England

In Search of England


by H.V. Morton | James Morris

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 274 PAGES

The much-beloved, enduring account of Morton's ramblings through the English countryside in the early days of the motorcar. Morton charmingly mixes a deep appreciation of the art, culture and history of the place with his own keen observations. (GBR368, $16.00)

The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals

The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals


by Dorothy Wordsworth | Pamela Woof

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES

The journals of Dorothy Wordsworth from Dove Cottage. With rich detail, she observes the natural beauty of the Lake District region and her time spent with her brother William and their friend Coleridge. (GBR197, $18.90)

Guide to the Lakes

Guide to the Lakes


by William Wordsworth

  • LITERATURE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

This companion to England's Lake District, from Romantic poet William Wordsworth, is a tribute to nature's inspiring beauty. (GBR745, $17.95)

Literary Trails, British Writers in their Landscapes


by Christina Hardyment

  • LITERATURE
  • 2000
  • HARD COVER
  • 256 PAGES

A survey of the British landscapes that have given shape to the literary characters of Jane Austen, Daphne du Maurier, Virginia Woolf, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, and Wordsworth. (GBR164, $49.50)

Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth

Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth


by John O. Hayden | William Wordsworth

  • LITERATURE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 784 PAGES

A collection of William Wordsworth's most celebrated poems. Includes selections from the "Lyrical Ballads," "The Excursion" and "The Prelude." (GBR147, $12.95)

Swallows and Amazons

Swallows and Amazons


by Arthur Ransome

  • LITERATURE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES
  • FAMILY

Sailing their borrowed catboats, six children camp, fish, explore and try their hands at piracy during the course of a magic summer in England's Lake District. The first book in the Swallows and Amazons series, it was originally published in 1930. (GBR634, $14.95)

The Complete Poems


by John Keats | John Barnard

  • LITERATURE
  • 1977
  • PAPER
  • 731 PAGES

A portable, paperback edition of all the poems of John Keats. (GBR162, $17.00)

Birds of Europe

Birds of Europe


by Lars Svensson

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide has been updated with revised text and maps. (FG47, $29.95)

Wildflowers of Britain and Europe

Wildflowers of Britain and Europe


by Margaret and Roland Spohn

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

Over 450 species of wild flower are covered, each beautifully illustrated with detailed paintings and clear photographs. (EUR46, $21.95)

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