Posts Tagged ‘Lake District’

The Shepherd’s Life by James Rebanks

 Source: Library Shortlisted for 2016 Wainwright’s Prize Five words from the blurb: Lake District, farming, generations, sheep, land James Rebanks is a farmer in the Lake District and his family have kept sheep on the fells for generations. This book explains what his life is like and how farming has changed over the centuries. I lived in the […]

The Wolf Border by Sarah Hall

Five words from the blurb: Lake District, wolves, eccentric, project, family Haweswater is one of my favourite books so I was looking forward to reading this one. Sarah Hall perfectly captures the atmosphere of the Lake District and this book is no exception – the beauty of the hills and lakes shines through. Unfortunately other details […]

The Lake District Murder by John Bude

Five words from the blurb: body, garage, puzzle, 1930s, village I used to live near Cockermouth, Cumbria so when I saw Margaret’s post on The Lake District Murder I immediately reserved a copy from the library. I’m so pleased I did as it contains some wonderful information about what it was like to live in […]

The Shining Levels by John Wyatt

Five words from the blurb: Lake District, forest, joys, deer, friendship The Shining Levels is a beautiful book about the joys of the English countryside. It is an autobiographical account of John Wyatt’s move to a small stone hut in the Lake District, where he lives without many home comforts. He often takes things further by […]

The Carhullan Army by Sarah Hall

 Note: This book is also known as Daughters of the North Five words from the blurb: escape, repressive, world, women, remote I loved Haweswater and How to Paint a Dead Man, so have been keen to try some of Sarah Hall’s other books. The Carhullan Army is a dystopian novel, set in the near future. Like her other novels […]

The Proof of Love by Catherine Hall

Five words from the blurb: Lake District, atmospheric, farm, labourer, secrets I lived in the Lake District for several years so always enjoy reading books based in the area. The Proof of Love provided me with everything I needed to reminisce about life in the Lakes, but I question whether it will appeal to those unfamiliar with […]