The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals
The journals of Dorothy Wordsworth from Dove Cottage. With rich detail, she observes the natural beauty of the Lake District region and her time spent with her brother William and their friend Coleridge.
Walking With Wordsworth, In the Lake District
These 20 walks, ranging from two to 12 miles and illustrated with over 60 color photographs, follow the paths Wordsworth walked through the Lake Country for inspiration. Includes maps, clear directions and advice on where to park and eat.
Great Gardens of Britain
A photographic tour through 20 of the finest gardens in Great Britain, ranging from famous 18th-century landscapes such as Stourhead to the rather quirky Garden of Cosmic Speculation.
Lonely Planet Lake District
A practical, comprehensive guide in the popular series.
The Story of England
Beautifully illustrated with color pictures, chronological charts, royal genealogies and maps, this popular history of English politics, economics and culture from the Neolithic Age to the 1990s is an excellent travel companion.
This precurser to the modern mystery, written in 1868 and set in a Yorkshire country house, concerns the theft of a precious stone and is told through the perspectives of three different characters.
The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England
Lady Fraser gathers eight British historians for this engaging, illustrated history of the monarchy from 1066 to the House of Windsor, brimming with personality, incident and scandal.
Rough Guide Lake District
An informative, British-produced guide to the Lake Country with an overview of history, culture and nature.
Life in the English Country House
A celebrated social and architectural history of life in English country houses, fully illustrated in black and white and color, first published in 1978. Girouard traces the history of these houses from medieval times to World War II.
The English Cathedral
In this photographic tribute to each of England's 42 Anglican cathedrals (including the great UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Durham and Canterbury) award-winning photographer Peter Marlow evokes the greatness and humbling power of each magnificent building.
The English Lakes, A History
Featuring full-color illustrations and photographs, Thompson's elegant history details how perceptions of England's Lake District have evolved over the centuries through the work of great artists, from romantic poets and landscape painters to children's book authors..
Dolman Travel Book Award winner Macfarlane meditates on the landscapes of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, revealing how language is vital to developing an intimate knowledge of landscape.
The Funny Farm
In this entertaining memoir Moffat recounts her family's experience on a small stock-rearing and dairy farm in the Lake District where they've made their home since escaping from London in 1982.
Notes from a Small Island
A farewell walking tour of England by an American expatriate who has decided to return home after two decades. Like all of Bryson's books, it's full of rich conversations, humorous anecdotes and amusing interactions.
Wildflowers of Britain and Europe
Over 450 species of wild flower are covered, each beautifully illustrated with detailed paintings and clear photographs.
The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral
An enthusiast, Scott delves into the history, design, architecture and wonder of Europe's medieval cathedrals and great Abbey churches.
Eyewitness Guide Great Britain
With 1,400 photos, maps and excellent introductory chapters, this guide offers both a general overview of Great Britain and a region-by-region look at its attractions.
Slow Guide North York Moors & Yorkshire Wolds
Ideal for walkers and wanderers, cyclists and travelers who enjoy "taking it all in," Bradt's Slow Guide is organized around its most scenic towns, with walking routes, maps and listings for eating and accommodations.
The Portable Romantic Poets
This is the anthology to take along on a trip to Italy's Cinque Terra, England's Lake District or any other classic haunt of the romantic poets. This selection includes works by all the masters (and even an occasional mistress).
Lake District Tourist Map
A terrific, colorful and very detailed map of the Lake District, at a scale of 1:110,000.
Roman Britain, A Very Short Introduction
An excellent, brief overview of the Roman period in Britain by a leading specialist.
The Brontes, Wild Genius on the Moors: The Story of a Literary Family
Hailed as the first distinctive account of the Brontes, this tome incorporates information gleaned from manuscripts and never-before-used historical documents to present an accurate and fascinating portrait of one of England’s most famous literary families.
Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth
A collection of William Wordsworth's most celebrated poems. Includes selections from the "Lyrical Ballads," "The Excursion" and "The Prelude."
Kingdom by the Sea
This time, the prolific writer recounts a coastal journey around the British Isles in 1982, displaying his occasional ill temper alongside his celebrated ability to combine social history with a good old-fashioned traveler's tale.