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England: The Lake District

Reading and Travel Guide
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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THE LAKE DISTRICT. Buy these 3 items as a set for $54 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The Portable Romantic Poets

GBR346
Norman Holmes Pearson, W.H. Auden (Editor)
Penguin Putnam
1972
540
0140150528
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This is the anthology to take along on a trip to Italy's Cinque Terra, England's Lake District or any other classic haunt of the romantic poets. This selection includes works by all the masters (and even an occasional mistress).
$20.00

Rough Guide Lake District

GBR364
Jules Brown
Rough Guides
2017
296
0241256119
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An informative, British-produced guide to the Lake Country with an overview of history, culture and nature.
$21.99

Lake District Tourist Map

GBR125
Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey
2016
1
0319263169
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A terrific, colorful and very detailed map of the Lake District, at a scale of 1:110,000.
$14.95

Angry Island, Hunting the English

GBR715
A. A. Gill
Scribner
2008
240
1416531750
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.99

At Home with Beatrix Potter, The Creator of Peter Rabbit

GBR159
Susan Denyer
Frances Lincoln
2004
144
0711230188
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A photographic tour through Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's beautiful home in England's Lake District.
$24.95

Notes from a Small Island

GBR16
Bill Bryson
Avon Books
1997
324
0380727501
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.99

Roman Britain, A New History

GBR620
Guy De La Bedoyere
Thames & Hudson
2013
288
0500291144
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A portrait and illustrated chronicle of ancient Britain as revealed through archaeology. With reconstructions, dramatic aerial views and both color and black-and-white images of mosaics, pottery, sculpture and other Roman remains.
$26.95

The Mother Tongue, English and How it Got That Way

GBR15
Bill Bryson
Avon Books
1996
270
0380715430
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An indispensable guide to the language that divides us, this book is an informative linguistic history that showcases Bryson's wry wit.
$15.99

The Story of England

GBR02
Christopher Hibbert
Phaidon Press
1992
224
0714826529
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

Watching the English

GBR927
Kate Fox
Nicholas Brealey
2014
583
185788616X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Fox's clever guide to the conversation, behavior, quirks, habits and foibles of the English is wildly popular back home in Britain. Second edition.
$19.95

In Search of England

GBR368
H.V. Morton, Jan Morris (Introduction)
Da Capo Press
2002
274
0306811057
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals

GBR197
Dorothy Wordsworth, Pamela Woof (Editor)
Oxford University Press
2008
368
0199536872
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$12.95

Literary Trails, British Writers in their Landscapes

GBR164
Christina Hardyment
Harry N. Abrams
2000
256
0810967057
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$49.50

Selected Poems

EUR400
George Gordon Byron, Baron Byron
Penguin
2006
830
0140424504
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This excellent selection of the Romantic poet's work includes a complete version of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Lord Byron's classic, epic poem about a world-weary traveler -- in part, an account of youthful adventures in the Balkans.
$17.00

Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth

GBR147
John O. Hayden (Editor), William Wordsworth
Modern Library
2002
784
0375759417
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of William Wordsworth's most celebrated poems. Includes selections from the "Lyrical Ballads," "The Excursion" and "The Prelude."
$16.00

Swallows and Amazons

GBR634
Arthur Ransome
David R. Godine
2010
352
1567924204
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$14.95

The Complete Poems

GBR162
John Keats, John Barnard (Editor)
Penguin
1977
731
0140422102
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A portable, paperback edition of all the poems of John Keats.
$18.00

Wuthering Heights

GBR307
Emily Bronte
Penguin
2002
416
0141439556
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The Yorkshire moors have never been wilder or more conducive to tragedy than in this great romantic novel by Emily Bronte, which concerns an illicit and ill-fated love affair.
$8.00

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

For Kids

King of Shadows

GBR161
Susan Cooper
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1999
186
068984445X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A novel of time-travel, Shakespeare -- and the plague -- for kids ages 10-12.
$7.99