Lancashire in Photographs by Jon Sparks, £16.99

THE historic county of Lancashire has a great diversity of beautiful landscapes. Every page of this beautiful book has a full colour photograph highlighting the sometimes overlooked beauty of Cumbria’s neighbouring county.

Bordered on the west by vast seascapes and long sandy beaches and to the east by the imposing Pennine range, Lancashire offers green valleys and heather-clad moors, lonely fells and meandering rivers. From the unspoiled beauty of the Forest of Bowland to the dramatic limestone pavements around Silverdale, coastlines at sunset, the raw majesty of moorlands, picturesque villages and so many places of historical interest, award-winning local photographer Jon Sparks has captured the county’s essence in this collection of stunning images.