Cider with Rosie
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|Format:||Paperback, 240 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 October 2002|
'I remember, too, the light on the slopes, long shadows in tufts and hollows, with cattle, brilliant as painted china, treading their echoing shapes' Cider With Rosie is a wonderfully vivid memoir of Laurie Lee's childhood and youth in a remote Cotswold village. From the moment he is set down in the long grass, 'thick as a forest and alive with grasshoppers', he depicts a word that is both tangibly real yet belonging to a now distant past.
About the Author
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, where he was trapped by the outbreak of the Civil War. He later returned by crossing the Pyrenees, as described in his book As I Walked Out one Midsummer Morning. In 1950 he married Catherine Polge and they had one daughter. Laurie Lee died in May 1997. In its obituary the Guardian wrote, 'He has a nightingale inside him, a capacity for sensuous, lyrical precisions'.
The evocative tale of an idyllic childhood in the English countryside.
"It has got a marvellous morning freshness. There is hardly a sentence in it that does not set the sense of touch and smell, as well as sight and hearing, tingling" Daily Mail "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 "One of the great writers of the twentieth century" Independent "An enchanting book, an exquisite farewell, not only to childhood, and boyhood, but also to an England that has vanished" -- Jb Priestly "He had a nightingale inside him, a capacity for sensuous, lyrical precision" Guardian
|Dimensions: ||19.0 x 12.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.17 kg)|