A celebration of one of England's most alluring and picturesque regions, the Lake District Sketchbook is packed with over 200 beautiful line and watercolour illustrations of some of the author's favourite places in the magnificent English lakeland. The illustrations are accompanied by historical footnotes, quirky facts, some easy walks, identification of mountain scenes, a gazetteer and, most importantly, where to park and get a cup of tea! The Lake District is Britain's premier tourist region, attracting visitors from throughout the world, which ensures a huge market for the Lake District Sketchbook, which is both a useful guidebook and ideal souvenir. Jim Watson is an experienced illustrator and writer with three best-selling, award-winning books on the English Lake District to his credit: Lakeland Villages, Lakeland Towns and Lakeland Panoramas. He has also written and illustrated the definitive guide to two long-distance walks across Lakeland: The Cumbria Way and The Allerdale Ramble.
A unique book, in handy A5 format, beautifully bound and printed in colour throughout, the Lake District Sketchbook, along with the Cotswolds Sketchbook, are the first titles in a new series celebrating the most beautiful regions of Britain. Casebound and printed in colour.
Jim Watson was born and bred in the English Lake District and moved to Rugby at the age of 18 to take up an engineering apprenticeship. He worked as a draughtsman for a few years before leaving to pursue a freelance career drawing kids comics. Since then, Jim has produced a wide range of cartoon and illustrative work for magazines and books. He has written and illustrated around 17 books of his own