About this book
Cumbrian native Thompson tells the story of the Lake District, and our enduring fascination with it. A fell-walker at an early age, he explains how it was the chance combination of a preoccupation with the Alps and the outbreak of the Napoleonic wars that provided the spark for a national obsession. With colour photography and more than 80 other colour illustrations.
'Every ten years a new generation needs a history of the Lake District - and this looks like being the one for the next ten years' Hunter Davies