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The English Lakes, by William T. Palmer (1877 - 1954)

Volunteers outside the USA: William T. Palmer died in 1954. This person's work may still be protected by copyright in countries where copyright duration is determined by the author's death date. In Europe this is 70 years; in Canada it is 70 years for authors who died after 1971; and in Australia it is 70 years for authors who died after 1955.
An exhaustive and illustrative book explaining the locations as well as descriptions of the lakes of England. Almost like reading a journey, the author takes you through a journey around England, giving depictions of the general western hemisphere and the lakes around. (Summary by Elijah)
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I'll DPL this. This is a new author; I think if I remember requesting a while ago about having him added into the system (noting this only trying to help MC life if I can) :thumbs:

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Post by Rapunzelina »

This seems like a most interesting book but reading your summary I'm confused by what you mean with eastern hemisphere :?: The book deals with the lakes in Lake District which is in the western hemisphere.
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Rapunzelina wrote: February 26th, 2024, 6:25 am This seems like a most interesting book but reading your summary I'm confused by what you mean with eastern hemisphere :?: The book deals with the lakes in Lake District which is on the western hemisphere.
Whoops! I've corrected that in the summary, thank you for catching that :thumbs:
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Still I don't think it's accurate to use the phrase "general Western hemisphere" but I'm not sure what you're trying to say. Maybe replace it with "Lake District" or "general Lake District area" instead? The book isn't about the lakes of England in general, but specifically about the Lake District, which is just a part of England. Anyway, I'll set you up with a Magic Window and since you are DPLing, you'll have a better idea of the book contents by the end and you can rephrase the summary then if needed :D
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I can correct a summary closer to when we've finished. I generally read the first few paragraphs of a book I BC (just not in this case), but I'll usually pull the gutenberg tags to help write a short summary, or take a part of the preface etc. so I'm a bit unfamiliar with the book. I'll work on creating better summaries for future then :thumbs:

Thank you for MCing this! :D
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Magic Window is in place! :clap:
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Post by alanmapstone »

Hi Elijah
As a resident of England and frequent visitor to the "Lake District" (also known as "The English Lakes") I can confirm what Rapunzelina says that this book is about a specific quite isolated area in North West England (but south of the border with Scotland) which is know as "The Lake District". It is within the modern day county of Cumbria but at the time this book was written would have been the two older counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland.
It is probably best known to many people as the home of the poet William Wordsworth who lived most of his life in the area and wrote about it extensively.
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ej400 wrote: February 26th, 2024, 7:02 am I'll usually pull the gutenberg tags to help write a short summary,
Oh, I see now that you took it from gutenberg LoC class; maybe a bit misleading in this case. Central Europe? :lol: I guess it's a more general class.

Thank you for your insight, Alan! Lake District sounds wonderful and idyllic. I have yet to visit, but it's on my wish-list!
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alanmapstone wrote: February 26th, 2024, 8:38 am Hi Elijah
As a resident of England and frequent visitor to the "Lake District" (also known as "The English Lakes") I can confirm what Rapunzelina says that this book is about a specific quite isolated area in North West England (but south of the border with Scotland) which is know as "The Lake District". It is within the modern day county of Cumbria but at the time this book was written would have been the two older counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland.
It is probably best known to many people as the home of the poet William Wordsworth who lived most of his life in the area and wrote about it extensively.
Thank you for this Alan! :D
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Moved to Readers Wanted!
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Post by Owler »

Ooo thank you for doing this book, lovely. Please could I read sections 6, 8, 14 and 17?
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Owler wrote: February 28th, 2024, 9:22 am Ooo thank you for doing this book, lovely. Please could I read sections 6, 8, 14 and 17?
Thank you!
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Post by StaceyM2022 »

Hi Elijah,

May I claim chapter 15?

Thanks,
Stacey
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