Helen Mort


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Vertebrate Publishing Ltd
7 May 2024
ISBN: 9781839812293
192 pages

From the publisher

'Sensational. An extraordinary biography of a truly extraordinary woman.' – Maxine Peake

Pioneer, activist, environmentalist, poet. Ethel Haythornthwaite is virtually unknown, even in her home town of Sheffield – the UK’s outdoor city – yet her tireless campaigning led to the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 and the creation of the Peak District National Park, protecting a wild and varied landscape so many have fallen in love with. In Ethel, award-winning author Helen Mort explores the life of this countryside revolutionary. 

Ethel also includes a full reproduction of Ethel's long-form poem The Pride of the Peak, originally published in 1926.