Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Books We're Talking About
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Hercules and the Farmer's Wife wins Hunter Davies Prize

8th July 2010

A gallery owner from Cockermouth has won this year's Hunter Davies Prize for the Lakeland Book of the Year with Hercules and the Farmer's Wife.

Art expert-turned-author Chris Wadsworth came top in the Bookends Prize for Arts and Literature category and won the overall award, taking home two cheques worth GBP 100 each and a framed certificate, reports the News & Star.

Wadsworth fought off stiff competition from last year's winner Keith Richardson, whose biography of Lakeland fell runner Joss Naylor, entitled Joss: The Life and Times of the Legendary Lake District Fell Runner and Shepherd, took second place.

Her book delves into the lives of artists, customers and local residents who have visited the Castlegate House Gallery over the years.

The winners of each category were announced by Hunter Davies, founder of the literary prize, at Armathwaite Hall Country House and Spa, near Keswick.

Latest Blog
Ben Macintyre Introduces His New Book, SAS: Rogue Heroes
26/09/2016

Ben Macintyre Introduces His New Book, SAS: Rogue Heroes, plus read the Prologue.

A Stinky #FoyesFive!
25/09/2016

Andi celebrates Birmingham Grand Central's First Birthday with her bestselling and rather stinky picture books!

Caz Hildebrand's Top Ten Herbs
20/09/2016

Herbarium author Caz Hildebrand reveals her top ten all-time favourite herbs

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd