A String of Pearls

by Margaret Wilson

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Landscape and literature of the Lake District

From famous poets such as Wordsworth and Ian McEwan to modern thriller writers such as Reginald Hill and Val McDermid, the awe-inspiring Fells, crashing waterfalls and dramatic still waters of the Lake District have inspired writers for centuries.

In this illustrated anthology, Margaret Wilson has selected the best Lake District literary extracts, each of which photographer Helen Shaw has paired with a stunning local landscape.


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.

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