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Boundary Songs: Notes from the edge of the Lake District National Park

Welcome to a different ‘place to be’, where the pastoral and sublime rub shoulders with nuclear and second home syndrome – on the edges of Brexit…

“A modern picaresque journey into the past, present and future of the Lakes…”

An alternative and fascinating journey around the fringes of England’s largest national park, in part a memoir filled with history, personal observations and reflections.

WITH PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID BANNING AND DRAWINGS BY IAIN SHARPE

Published 15 September 2020

“David Banning’s modern picaresque journey into the past, present and future of the Lakes strikes a robustly realist stance; he’s a kind of post-punk-folk Romantic, peering backwards and forwards through a blackened Claude glass screen at a multilayered human and natural landscape.  Mass trespassing on apocalyptic artists, pop culture and sly insurrection, the beauty of this book is that we never know where he is going to end up, and the getting there is all of the fun.”

Philip Hoare, author of risingtidefallingstar