As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 15/05/2014
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As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning is the moving follow-up to Laurie Lee's acclaimed Cider with Rosie. Abandoning the Cotswolds village that raised him, the young Laurie Lee walks to London. There he makes a living labouring and playing the violin. But, deciding to travel further a field and knowing only the Spanish phrase for 'Will you please give me a glass of water?', he heads for Spain. With just a blanket to sleep under and his trusty violin, he spends a year crossing Spain, from Vigo in the north to the southern coast. Only the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War puts an end to his extraordinary peregrinations . . .

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241953280
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 171g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 14 mm

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As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning
Amazingly evocative and beautifully descriptive
This book is about one man’s year or so spent in Spain in the mid 30’s travelling on foot and experiencing life in the countryside. The story is fast-movin... READ MORE
Canuck Abroad
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning
I can't think why I did not read this book earlier .After watching a travel documentary on Spain which followed Laurie Lees journey I immediately ordered t... READ MORE
Stephanie Jones