Title: Another Country Author: James Mackenzie Publisher: Girls Gone By Publishers Year: 2007 Condition: New
Has any other part of the United Kingdom inspired more superb children’s stories than the North West? Arthur Ransome, Rosemary Sutcliff, Angela Brazil, E J Oxenham, Geoffrey Trease and Lorna Hill are just a handful of the authors who have set their stories here. This book offers you the invitation to make a journey; perhaps to go to the Lake District in reality with some talented authors as your guide or, possibly better still, to go there in your imagination with some extraordinary stories as your companions.
In Another Country, James Mackenzie leads the reader through the landscape of more than 150 children’s books set among the rugged fells, islanded lakes, coasts, and even caves of this magical area. Traditional school stories jostle with tense modern thrillers; exciting and amusing family adventures mingle with gripping historical romances; animal stories sit alongside charming and convincing stories of everyday life on the farms and the fells. Readers can climb to the grim Roman setting of Hardness Fort, visit Jeremy Fisher’s tarn, pass through the rocky outcrops of the Gates of Bannerdale, and stand on the peak in Darien where a certain famous telegram was received.
But there is no need to visit the Lake District to enjoy Another Country. The greatest pleasure of this book is the opportunity it offers to explore old favourites in the company of an enthusiast, and to discover new treasures, all linked by their settings within this most dramatic and exciting of English landscapes.
Maps of each location
Guides to exploring the locations in real life
Cross reference so that one can start with the landscape or the book.
In July 2009 Another Country won the Michael Berry Prize for Guides, Walks and Places in the Lakeland Book of the Year Award.