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Laurie Lee
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Cider With Rosie

Laurie Lee



Autobiography: general


240 pages

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'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.

By:   Laurie Lee
Imprint:   Vintage
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   181g
ISBN:   9780099285663
ISBN 10:   0099285665
Series:   Vintage classics
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   October 2002
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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'.

One of the great writers of the twentieth century. <br>-- Independent<br><br> An enchanting book, an exquisite farewell, not only to childhood, and boyhood, <br>but also to an England that has vanished. <br>--JB Priestly<br><br> Remains as fresh and full of joy and gratitude for youth and its sensations as when it first appeared.<br>It sings in the memory <br>-- Sunday Times <br><br> 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 <br>-- Daily Mail <br><br> He had a nightingale inside him, a capacity for sensuous, lyrical precision <br>-- Guardian <br><br> Lee was a poet whose deft passage into prose carried with it much of the rhythm and accuracy of the poet's language <br>--Mignon Khargie, Art Director of Salon<br><br><br> From the Paperback edition.

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