One Man's Windermere by Bob Orrell, £14.50

BOB Orrell has lived and worked in many locations around Windermere which has enabled him to build up a true knowledge of the lake and the stories that surround it. He has seen it in all its seasons, weather and moods and has watched many changes over the years not just by the power of nature but also through commercial enterprise.

Tales of the man from High Wray who poisoned his entire family, the Windermere Monster, a Victorian love story to daring young men in their flying machines, this is a fascinating look at the life and history of England's deepest lake.