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A Fourth Lakeland Sketchbook

A Fourth Lakeland Sketchbook was published October 1972. Henry Roberts, the bookshop chain in Cumbria was the first to advertise the publication of Wainwright’s new sketchbook in Cumbria magazine. The Westmorland Gazette didn’t announce it until the following issue in November. Wainwright completed the work for his A Coast to Coast Walk guide back in June, and it was being...

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A Third Lakeland Sketchbook

The 70s were now in full swing, and Wainwright was as busy as ever. Immediately after A Third Lakeland Sketchbook was published in December 1971, he began work on the next one in the series. As well as producing sketchbooks, he was finishing off his tenth guide; Walks on the Howgill Fells. Work also began on one of his biggest...

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A Second Lakeland Sketchbook

A Second Lakeland Sketchbook was published in November 1970. Wainwright was well into his retirement but showed no signs of slowing down. He was working nine hours a day, seven days a week on his drawing books. Wainwright married Betty this year, who acted as his personal chauffeur for many of his book projects. Life was good. Andrew Nichol, the...

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A Lakeland Sketchbook

Wainwright retired from his role as Borough Treasurer of Kendal in 1967. He could now focus more time on his passions; walking and writing books. In some personal notes in conclusion at the rear of Wainwright’s final Lakeland guidebook, The Western Fells, he considers a possible new series of books which would highlight the very best of Lakeland in pictures....

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