For many visitors, Beatrix Potter is the most interesting of the Lake District writers. The fact that so many of her stories have clear Lake District locations provides the basis for this book of short easy walks. Follow the adventures of Jeremy Fisher, Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs Tiggy Winkle, Peter Rabbit and many others, actually walking in their footsteps and visiting their lakes and rivers, their houses and gardens. The 15 walks included in this book are all suitable for young and not-so-young walkers. All have direct connections either to Beatrix Potter stories or to her life as a farmer and conservationist. There are maps, illustrations and clear directions plus parking and refreshment suggestions.
Lake District Walks with Links to Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter
Author: Steve Goodier
Category: Lake District (England)
In the Lake District Top 10 Series featured walks include: Wordsworth's birthplace; School days; Golden daffodils; Favourite valley; Wordsworth country; Beatrix's beginnings; Summer inspiration; Newland connections; Sheep farming days; Beatrix Potter country.
William Wordsworth was an avid walker, composing and seeking inspiration on regular and often lengthy walks around his beloved Lake District. Here are 20 walks connected to his life and work, allowing the reader to follow in the Lakeland laureate's footsteps by the lakes and tarns, rivers and valleys he celebrated in verse. Fully set out with maps, clear directions, advice on car parking, and refreshment suggestions, the walks are also illustrated with over 60 color photographs. Ranging from two to 12 miles in length, the routes are mostly short and relatively easy. Most are circular, and the few linear walks have details of how to return to the starting point by bus or boat.
Explore one of England's great landscapes in the company of the great writers with whom it is indelibly associated. In the style of Walking with Beatrix Potter and Walking with Wordsworth, Walking with the Brontës is a pocket-sized book containing fifteen walking routes, predominantly in West Yorkshire. Each walk is to somewhere associated with one or more of the Brontë family, either in real life or with important characters or places in their novels: for instance the house on which Emily based Thrushcross Grange in Wuthering Heights, or the countryside around Cowan Bridge School which, with its harsh regime, caused the Brontë girls much suffering and became Lowood School in Charlotte's Jane Eyre. The walks are generally short and fairly easy, contrasting semi-urban areas with the wild moorland above their home at the Parsonage Haworth. Each route is fully described, aided by sketch plans, and illustrated by new colour photographs. In each case, a separate text explains the Bronte associations, with extracts from their writing.
The Plants and Places That Inspired the Classic Children's Tales
Author: Marta McDowell
Publisher: Timber Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A New York Times Bestseller Winner of the Garden Writers Association Gold Award There aren’t many books more beloved than The Tale of Peter Rabbit and even fewer authors as iconic as Beatrix Potter. Her characters—Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck, and all the rest—exist in a charmed world filled with flowers and gardens. In Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life, bestselling author Marta McDowell explores the origins of Beatrix Potter’s love of gardening and plants and shows how this passion came to be reflected in her work. The book begins with a gardener’s biography, highlighting the key moments and places throughout her life that helped define her. Next, follow Beatrix Potter through a year in her garden, with a season-by-season overview of what is blooming that truly brings her gardens alive. The book culminates in a traveler’s guide, with information on how and where to visit Potter’s gardens today.
A fascinating look at the beautiful Derwentwater area as Beatrix Potter depicted it in her sketches and books. Includes paintings and sketches by Beatrix Potter, and photographs both old and new make this an invaluable book for visitors to the Lake District, and all those who know and love Peter Rabbit and his friends. Detailed routes are included for three walks starting from Keswick, so readers can explore the wonderful scenery found in the stories of Benjamin Bunny, Squirrel Nutkin and Mrs Tiggie-winkle. A wealth of background information about these 'Tales' and their creator is also given.
This is Beatrix Potter true English Classic for children! All of the stories have a subtle educative moral. Disobedient children are punished in some books but this does not mean they are dark stories. Infact her stories are so light the children can not get oppressed. All the characters are full of life, love and portray great imaginative fun.