Houses of the Lake District, the latest book by Christopher Holliday (OS 1977), is now available to pre-order from Amazon.
Christopher’s articles have been published in many gardening magazines, while his garden in Cumbria has been featured in newspapers, magazines and books as well as on the BBC’s Gardener’s World. He is also press officer for the National Gardens Scheme in Cumbria.
The book will be published on Thursday 20th October 2011. Its blurb reads:
The houses and castles of the Lake District, secreted among the lakes and fells, are inextricably linked with their dramatic setting. Many are architecturally distinguished, even more have intriguing tales to tell. In this book Christopher Holliday explores in detail the history and architecture of the houses and the personal stories of their owners through the centuries right up to the present day. Clive Boursnell’s stunning photographs capture the houses, inside and out, their gardens and their setting. Houses covered include: Levens Hall, Sizergh Castle, Holker Hall, Blackwell, Dalemain, Hutton-in-the-Forest, Dove Cottage, Rydal, Mirehouse, Brantwood, Hill Top, and many more.