A String of Pearls
by Margaret Wilson
**Long-listed for the Lakeland Book of the Year 2022**
The Lake District’s dramatic fells, crashing waterfalls and glorious still waters have inspired writers for centuries.
Famous poets such as Wordsworth and Simon Armitage, bestselling authors such as Ian McEwan and Bill Bryson, and modern thriller writers such as Val McDermid, have all drawn on the setting.
In this lavishly illustrated anthology, Margaret Wilson has selected the best Lake District literary extracts, each paired with a specially commissioned, stunning local landscape from photographer Helen Shaw.
60 Colour photographs
Apr 22, 2021
About the Author:
Photographer Helen Shaw lives and works in the Forest of Bowland, near the picturesque village of Slaidburn. Semi-finalist in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, the Queen chose one of her local landscapes as her 80th birthday present. Helen is a member of the Professional Garden Photographers Association.
Margaret Wilson lives in Leebotwood near Church Stretton. After working in Paris, Madrid and London as a business translator she moved, with her husband and son, to Shropshire. Here, she enjoys walking in the hills, exploring the towns and villages and learning about the county’s folklore. She works as a literary editor and proof-reader. Her hobbies include gardening, making theatrical costumes and travel.