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Cider With Rosie (Paperback)

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The classic evocative tale of an idyllic childhood in the English countryside



Cider with Rosie is a wonderfully vivid memoir of childhood in a remote Cotswold village, a village before electricity or cars, a timeless place on the verge of change. Growing up amongst the fields and woods and characters of the place, Laurie Lee depicts a world that is both immediate and real and belongs to a now-distant past.



'Remains as fresh and full of joy and gratitude for youth and its sensations as when it first appeared. It sings in the memory' Sunday Times

BiographyBiography: generalAutobiography: general Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 05/09/2002 ISBN-13: 9780099285663  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Laurie Lee was born in Stroud, Gloucestershire, in 1914, and was educated at Slad village school and Stroud Central School. At the age on nineteen he walked to London and then travelled on foot through Spain, as described in his book As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning. In 1950 he married Catherine Polge and they had one daughter. Cider With Rosie (1959) has sold over six million copies worldwide, and was followed by two other volumes of autobiography: As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (1969) and A Moment of War (1991). Laurie Lee also published four collections of poems, The Sun My Monument (1944), The Bloom of Candles (1947), My Many-Coated Man (1955) and Packet Poems (1960) as well as The Voyage of Magellan (1948), a verse play for radio, A Rose for Winter (1955), which records his travels in Andalusia, The Firstborn (1964), I Can't Stay Long (1975), a collection of his writing, and Two Women (1983). Laurie Lee died in May 1997. In its obituary the Guardian wrote, 'He has a nightingale inside him, a capacity for sensuous, lyrical precisions'.

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A tasteful and tasty short stoies collection perserving English country life. All the characters are delightful vivid. I read this book right before visiting Painswick, which is very close to Slad valley where originated Lauries' stories. I could so well imagined the village life depcited by Laurie there. This is a wonderful book about theatrical everday events and emotions of British village.

- 10/12/2012
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