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From Clogs and Wellies to Shiny Shoes:

A Windermere Lad's Memories of South Lakeland


All profits from the sale of this book go to the Motor Neurone Disease Association

About this book:

  • ISBN: 190 452 4028 (paperback)

  • Published 2002

  • Price £9.00 (plus postage)

  • 215 pages

  • Illustrated with 29 black and white photographs

About the Author:
BORN in Windermere before the Second World War, Mike Bolton's story is simply the one he has lived in this beautiful corner of Lakeland. Leaving school at the age of fifteen to work on a farm he began a 50 year career in farming or closely allied industries. Mike's story is personal but has wider significance as it tells of the changes the 20th century brought to Cumbria in particular and farming in general. This is a real story about real Lake District people who live and work close to the land.


As a journey in time through South Lakeland in the thirties and on into the 21st century, Mike Bolton's book is an evocative pastiche of rural life in this most beautiful part of the country. With character descriptions and anecdotes reminiscent of Herriott's Yorkshire, Mike's memoirs will enchant those who know the region and surely tempt those who don't to visit.
Diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in 2000 Mike has kindly offered all proceeds from the sale of his book to the MND Association. More information from www.mndassociation.org. I am delighted to recommend his book to you.

Peter Silvester, Chairman, North Lancs. & South Cumbria Branch of the MND Association.





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