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THE LOST WORLD OF LANGDALE & OTHER STORIES

MARK WARD

 

Paperback 6" x 9" 131 pages  ISBN 978-1-913144-43-2 Published Jan 2023
 

Hardback 6" x9" 131 pages 978-1-913144-42-5 Published Jan 2023
 

I began writing these blogs in 2013 and continued with it sporadically over the next six years, during which time I relocated from Grasmere to Blackburn. Itís been a period of great political and social upheaval, but I wanted to focus on the human aspect. The individuals; their lives, stories, favourite places and culinary skills. It was celebratory; a paean to England, its history, the land and the people. Iíve always found people who donít make the news to be just as interesting, and often more so, than people who do. It proved to be the case as they invited me into their lives and homes, told me stories and took me to fascinating, and often overlooked places on the doorstep. It was the most rewarding project Iíve ever undertaken. 

The later blogs, seven in total, are social commentaries, focusing on the collective rather than the individual. These Iíve divided throughout the book for balance and perspective. If history teaches us anything itís that weíre stronger together: strength lies in unity, not division. Compassion is also a strength. 

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Michael Webster who worked with me on designing and uploading the weekly content onto the website, along with the cover for this book.

                                                                                                        

 

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