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Lakeland Odd Soks illustrated

A set of illustrated children's books featuring the Lake District, which were first written 20 years ago, have finally made it to print.

The Odd Soks series of Lakeland adventures born out of artist Steve Critchley's childhood visits to the Lakes.

Friend and fellow artist Rob Jones helped out with the illustrations which survived 20 years of storage and a fire in Steve's garage.

When the pair were made redundant from their advertising agency they decided to try and publish the books.

They are now available at numerous Cumbrian bookshops.

The "Odd Soks" are strange creatures who live deep in the Lake District woods.