A PEAK DISTRICT ANTHOLOGY
A Literary Companion to Britain’s First National Park

ROLY SMITH
208pp 50 ILLUS 2012 OUT OF PRINT LA08

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£8.95

Description
This anthology brings together some of the finest writing about the Peak District through the ages, illustrated by period art works, engravings, vignettes and photographs. From William Camden to Daniel Defoe, literary visitors have long been inspired by the wonders of the landscape. Ruskin and Byron extolled its beauties, while Charlotte Brontë and George Eliot used Peakland settings for some of their most vivid narratives. The flowering of guidebook writing and ‘the gentle art of trespass’ in the twentieth century added to the Peak's outdoor literature, and folk singer Ewan MacColl and writers such as Brian Redhead and Guardian Diarist Roger Redfern continued the tradition.