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THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT [AUTHOR OF SCRATCH & CO: THE GREAT CAT EXPEDITION] Molly Lefebure 1964 1st ed DJ Fine
By Lefebure, Molly. [Author of Scratch and Co. The Great Cat Adventure]
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UK, 1964, 1st ed. 224 pp, photos.  It is surprising how little the English Lake District is really known. The present-day reality has for many people been obscured by a myth which began with the Lake Poets, was added to by Ruskin and Hugh Walpole, and which generations of climbers, Youth-Hostellers and road-bound tourists have done more to increase than to dispel. Yet, apart from these often bogus associations, the Lakes have a cultural, geographic and historical unity which is obvious to someone, like Molly Lefebure, who has lived in the District, off and on, all her life. 

This book, then, deals with the Lakes from the point of view of the native rather than the visitor -and certainly the open-minded, curious visitor will find it all the more valuable for this reason. Miss Lefebure assumes, however, that her reader is a visitor, actual or potential, who wishes to hear about everything that is most characteristic-in terms of history and buildings, as well as of scenery, farming or wild life-in the District. 

She regards her reader, in other words, as an intelligent, lively-minded but not necessarily well-informed friend: someone prepared to walk as well as drive; as ready to learn of the imperfections of John Peel, Wordsworth or Ruskin as of their virtues; someone, in short, with an unprejudiced mind, a certain freedom from convention and a love for relevant, out-of-the-way and attractively presented information. For such a reader this book, with its striking and various photographs, will provide a welcome introduction to one of the best loved and most clearly defined Districts in Britain. Hardcover, DJ, Fine.

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