Cider With Rosie
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Cider With Rosie

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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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 16mm | 181g
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0099285665
  • 9780099285663
  • 2,440

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A classic of English literature
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Utterly captivating * Four Shires * A classic of English literature * Good Book Guide * [Laurie Lee] froze a moment in time for us. You don't forget the language and he is wonderful at detail -- Michael Morpurgo * Daily Express * Evocative memoir. * RTE Guide * So convincing and atmospheric... This magical book will captivate you with its richly painted images * Woman's Weekly *
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About Laurie Lee

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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11,080 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 33% (3,687)
4 36% (3,985)
3 22% (2,486)
2 6% (641)
1 3% (281)
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