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The New Bookshop

42 - 44 Main Street

Cockermouth

CA13 9LQ

Tel: 01900 822062

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We love to stock some handpicked books and host special literary events. From fiction to non-fiction, local literature to children's books - we have many books lining the shelves of our friendly independent bookshop.

our special, handpicked collection of books from local authors and our signed copies

Which fell was put on the market for £1.5 million in 2015? What is the highest pub in Lakeland? Which celeb was forced to spend the night in his car after a Storm Desmond landslide? What luxury did Alfred Wainwright choose on Desert Island Discs? And where is Jack's Yak? Test your knowledge of the fells, lakes, people and customs of Cumbria with more than 600 wicked questions. Packed with unlikely facts, essential figures and pointless trivia, The Lake District Quiz Book is the perfect gift for every lover of the Lakes. Rounds include: Name the fell - TV and film - Lakes or fake - Food and drink - World's biggest liar - Literary Lakes - Record breakers - Lakeland folk - Ghosts and ghouls - Cumbria past - Landscapes... and many more.
The Lake District Quiz Book
One of England’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty, Cumbria has charmed visitors for centuries, and this collection of intricate illustrations is a celebration of the county’s unique appeal. Featuring a range of picturesque vistas, from majestic mountains and picturesque lakes to rugged coastlines and grand architecture, each stunning scene is full of intriguing detail sure to fire the imagination and make you reach for your colouring pencils. There are absolutely no rules – you can choose any combination of colours you like to bring these images to life. Suitable for children.
The Cumbria Colouring Book
The 40 routes in this guidebook offer some of the best trail running, fell running and sky running routes in the Lake District National Park, one of the world's great mountain running regions. Each route has been carefully graded to indicate terrain and difficulty so that the runner can select a route that suits their ability or aspirations for the day. Routes range from 5 miles to 21 miles, and include classics such as the Helvellyn skyline, Langdale Horseshoe, Borrowdale and Scafell Pike direct. Detailed route descriptions and OS map extracts accompany each route, along with key facts, including distance, ascent, descent, timings, maps, transport and parking. There is a useful introduction explaining the history of trail and fell running in the Lake District, along with advice about the best bases for a trail running holiday, equipment and adapting to running off road. There is a rich history of mountain running in the UK, and for many the Lake District is the spiritual home of fell running. Whether you want to follow the course of some of the classic fell races, or explore some of the quieter corners of the national park, the aim of this book is to inspire you to enjoy this thrilling sport in one of its greatest playgrounds.
Trail and Fell Running
Did you know that if you look closely around Scafell Pike in the winter you might find a great dragon? Or that hidden in the forest around Egremont you might catch a glimpse of the fabled fairy folk? What, you don’t believe me? Read these tales then take a look for yourself.
Lakeland Folk Tales for Children
Number 4 of the Once-upon-a-slime children's picture book series, written and illustrated by Fiona Woodhead, who grew up near Workington and went to Keswick School.
Once-upon-a-slime, four ants
Beatrix Potter is one of the world's bestselling, most cherished authors, whose books have enchanted generations of children for over a hundred years. Yet how she achieved this legendary status is just one of several stories of Beatrix Potter's remarkable and unexpected life.
Over The Hills and Far Away
Despite the struggle to make ends meet during the tough years of warfare in the 1940s and rationing persisting until the early 1950s, life could still be sweet. Especially if you were a young boy, playing football with your pals, saving up to go to the movies at the weekend, and being captivated by the latest escapade of Dick Barton on the radio. Chocolate might be scarce, and bananas would be a pipe dream, but you could still have fun. In an excellent social memoir from one of the UK's premier columnists over the past five decades, Hunter Davies captures this period beautifully. His memoir of growing up in post-war North of England from 1945 onwards, amid the immense damage wrought by the Second World War, and the dreariness of life on rationing, very little luxuries and an archaic educational system, should be one that will resonate with thousands of readers across Britain.
The Co-ops got bananas
After many generations, it is now, in 1971, Harold who runs Ard Farm. Out on the fells, he feels his father’s presence, and there is hope that he, his grandmother and his Uncle Joe will be able to take the farm forward and prosper. But their way of life is under threat. Farming is undergoing huge change and increasingly harmful intervention. As the years pass, and Harold has a son of his own, he strives to keep control of his land, to make a go of it, even while forces he cannot understand are gradually destroying him…
Towards Mellbreak
The Shepherds Life by James Rebanks
The Shepherds Life
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