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This review is from: From High Heels to High Hills: One Woman Walking the Lake District - in Her Own Style (Hardcover)
Firstly, I love the Lake District. It's one of my favourite places of all and I've been going for years. I also love walking the fells and am aiming to complete all the Wainwrights, but I've got some way to go yet!
I admit, the real reason I bought this book was that I was curious. Curious to see what would be written and how and why the high heels were part of that. Also, because I love the Lakes. So far, so good.
I do agree with the other reviewers that she's got real gumption and get up and go and has obviously made a life change, which is always brave and admirable. To complete all 214 Wainwrights in three years (whilst living in the South) is some achievement, and mostly alone is fantastic. So far, so "girl power".
It was a good read and I did enjoy the book, but I couldn't help feeling it was written in a very simplistic way; I found the excessive use of exclamation marks a little irritating and she came across, while likeable, as someone very young - a teenager almost, but this is a minor point.
I'm not a real girly girl into pink and bling and heels, but this was an interesting take on a "guide book" and I did like the angle she'd taken; that it's not all about technical clothing and looking inelegant, so good for her!