Cider With Rosie

Cider With Rosie

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"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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 20mm | 180g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099285665
  • 9780099285663
  • 8,598

Review quote

"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 * "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 *show more

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.show more

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"A classic of English literature"show more

Back cover copy

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY CERYS MATTHEWS 'It has got a marvellous morning freshness - there is hardly a sentence in it that does not set the senses of touch and smell, as well as sight and hearing, tingling' Daily Mail Cider with Rosie is a wonderfully vivid memoir of childhood in a remote Cotswold village, a village before electricity and 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. 'It sings in the memory' Sunday Timesshow more

Rating details

6,666 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 33% (2,205)
4 37% (2,448)
3 23% (1,514)
2 5% (354)
1 2% (145)
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