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By Hunter Davies

'I have no idea any tract of land within which in so slender a compass should be stumbled on an equivalent number of chic and gorgeous features'. So stated the poet Wordsworth of England's Lake District, a space as wealthy in cultural institutions because it is in appealing surroundings.

Hunter Davies, who has spent each summer time within the Lake District for almost part a century, takes the reader on an enticing, informative and affectionate travel of the lakes, fells, traditions, denizens and background of England's most well liked vacationer vacation spot.

From the 1st discovery of Lakeland as a vacationer vacation spot within the 18th century, to the story of the Maid of Buttermere, to the poet Coleridge's ascent of Scafell Pike in 1802, to such enduring neighborhood traditions as Cumberland wrestling and hound trailing, Hunter Davies brings England's Lake District memorably and informatively to lifestyles.

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