'Best ever' - Lakeland Book of Year longlist

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THE 2021 Lakeland Book of the Year longlist has been announced, showcasing amazing literary talent inspired by the landscapes, history and culture…
THE 2021 Lakeland Book of the Year longlist has been announced, showcasing amazing literary talent inspired by the landscapes, history and culture of the Lake District, Cumbria.

The Coronavirus pandemic and national lockdowns of 2020 highlighted to many the importance of natural spaces. From guides highlighting how to enjoy wild swimming and other activities safely, amazing stories of Lake District figures and traditions plus fantastic fictional tales set across Cumbria, the area continues to inspire writing in almost every discipline.

The county's contribution to national fields is also recognised, with works from restaurant and broadcaster critic Grace Dent and farming personality James Rebanks also featuring.

Seventy four entries, all published in 2020, have now been whittled down to a longlist of 18 books by judges Hunter…
Tracy Walker
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