Literature

Derwentwater – Celebrated in Poetry and Photographs

Derwentwater

Derwentwater is the crowning glory of the Lake District town of Keswick. 3 miles long, a mile wide and bordered by fells and woodland, it’s a place of stunning natural beauty from any angle. At the south end, it is surrounded by the impressive Borrowdale Valley. It also holds literary significance, inspiring writers such as William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, …

Catherine Hokin’s Margaret of Anjou – “A Kick-Ass, Modern Medieval”

“I am alone but I am winning” So says medieval French queen Margaret of Anjou in her uncharacteristically favourable portrayal in Catherine Hokin’s debut novel,¬†Blood and Roses. Catherine, who was born in Keswick and now lives in Glasgow, re-interprets the story of Margaret of Anjou as a feminist re-telling of one of the bloodiest periods of English history. In a …