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Lincolnshire is the second largest county in England. It is a county
of contrasts. There are the steelworks at Scunthorpe in the
north, the fishing port of Grimsby, the bulb fields around Spalding,
the golden sands of Skegness, hilly in the wolds (where it is still
possible to drive for miles without seeing another vehicle) and
the fens. There are country market towns like Louth and Sleaford
where the pace of life is still relatively easy and industrial towns
like Gainsborough, Grantham and Lincoln, proud of their past engineering
achievements. In the south, Stamford (dubbed 'England's most attractive
town' by John Betjeman) is the only town in England to be sited
where four counties meet. Boston, an important port since Roman
times, has rich historical connections including the Pilgrim Fathers.
And of course there is the ancient city of Lincoln itself, with
its wonderful cathedral which inspired John Ruskin to write that
it was "worth any two other cathedrals which we have got".
Harrison, who invented the chronometer and solved the problem of calculating longitude,
came from Barrow-on-Humber and Sir Isaac Newton lived in a village half-way between
Grantham and Stamford. The incredible John Smith, one of the founders of America
(of Pocahantas fame), came from Willoughby and went to school at Alford, Sir John
Franklin, who died trying to find the North-west Passage, was from Spilsby and
Matthew Flinders, who helped to found Australia, was from Donington. The Victorian
Poet Laureate, Alfred, Lord Tennyson was born and bred in the village of Somersby.
Lincolnshire, a genuinely undiscovered county, is rich in traditions, buildings,
contrasts and people.
We specialise in selling books, videos and CDs connected with
Lincolnshire and the surrounding area. Many are written by Lincolnshire
authors and published by small independent publishers in the county.
The books range from academically important titles to the light-hearted
and humorous. Often our publishers have deliberately sought out
unusual and obscure subjects and many titles are difficult to find
in bookshops where there is so much competition for limited shelf