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a brand new independent



in the English

Lake District

home of writer and journalist Matthew Connolly, author of Dances with the Daffodils

Matthew Connolly has

written for a variety of UK broadsheet newspapers including The Guardian

and The Times, where

he worked as a

classical music critic.

He is now writing a novel about Claude Debussy as well as a contemporary adaptation of

Wuthering Heights,

set in the Lake District


Praise for Dances with the Daffodils ...


'A real delight with acute touches

of social history.'

Lucy Newlyn, poet, Wordsworth biographer and Oxford Professor

of English


'Ingenious idea and extremely


Hunter Davies, Chair of Lakeland Book of the Year Awards and official biographer of

The Beatles


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