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Wainwright Desk Diary 2007
by Alfred Wainwright
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Frances Lincoln, 2006 (2006)
* *   Reviewed by Hilary Williamson

Ever been in the lovely English Lake District, full of lakes and tarns, meres and waters? British artist Alfred Wainwright (1907-1991) had 'a lifelong passion for the fells' which he expressed in exquisite ink drawings.

One of his sketches is presented in the Wainwright Desk Diary 2007 for every week of the year, accompanied by captions based on what was originally written by the artist. The detail in the drawings is exceptional - showing birds in flight and individual blades of grass - and the images make you want to be footloose and fancy free in the artist's beloved Lakeland Fells.

In addition to lakes, Wainwright sketches mountains and valleys, ancient bridges ('sermons in stones') and churches, stone cairns, farmsteads, and even a castle. Immerse yourself in the beauties of the Lake District throughout 2007 via this elegant week-at-a-glance desk diary - it also makes a thoughtful gift for an Anglophile friend or family member.

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