Lake District

Spotlight on…Thomas De Quincey

Thomas de Quincey lake district

‘Nobody will last long who deals with much with opium: its pleasures even are of a grave and solemn complexion’ – Thomas de Quincey,¬†Confessions of an English Opium Eater. Addict, eccentric, outcast. This is how Thomas de Quincey is often remembered by biographers. But what other legacy has De Quincey left? Foremost, De Quincey produced one of the most enduring …

Derwentwater – Celebrated in Poetry and Photographs

Derwentwater

Derwentwater is the crowning glory of the Lake District town of Keswick. 3 miles long, a mile wide and bordered by fells and woodland, it’s a place of stunning natural beauty from any angle. At the south end, it is surrounded by the impressive Borrowdale Valley. It also holds literary significance, inspiring writers such as William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, …

Indigo’s Dragon – A Children’s Fantasy Inspired by the Borrowdale Valley

The more I write, the more I realise that inspiration comes from everywhere; it is all around, in your past, your present, your surroundings, the people you meet, and the stories you read – Sofi Croft, author of¬†Indigo’s Dragon The Lake District has long been a source of inspiration for writers and artists, and this is also the case for …