Cider with Rosie
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About the Author
Laurie Lee was an English poet, novelist and screenwriter best known for three memoirs. Lee was brought up in the small village of Slad in Gloucestershire and his childhood is recounted in Cider with Rosie (1959), which continues to be one of the most popular books in the UK. As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (1969), deals with his leaving home for London and his first visit to Spain in 1935. A Moment of War (1991) is based on his experiences in Spain with the Republican International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War.
""An enchanting book, an exquisite farewell, not only to childhood, and boyhood,
but also to an England that has vanished."
"Remains as fresh and full of joy and gratitude for youth and its sensations as when it first appeared.
It sings in the memory"
"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"
"He had a nightingale inside him, a capacity for sensuous, lyrical precision"
"Lee was a poet whose deft passage into prose carried with it much of the rhythm and accuracy of the poet's language"
--Mignon Khargie, Art Director of Salon