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Paperback:As I walked out one midsummer morning:2014 Paperback As I walked out one midsummer morning
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Author: Lee, Laurie
Publication year: 2014
Language: English
Media Paperback
Classification: 946.081092
Publisher: Penguin Classics, 2014
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0241953286 9780241953280
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The stooping figure of my mother, waist-deep in the grass and caught there like a piece of sheep's wool, was the last I saw of my country home as I left it to discover the world' Abandoning the Cotswolds village that raised him, the young Laurie Lee walks to London. There he makes a living labouring and playing the violin.
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This memoir is the sequel to Cider with Rosie. Lee leaves the security of his Cotswold village to start a new life, making the journey by foot. He walks eventually to London living by playing the violin and by casual work. He travels by boat to Spain and walks many miles a day and sleeping rough or getting a mite ridden bed in a cheap posada at night. He continues his many adventures for a year and eventually reaches the south coast where he is rescued by a British boat and returns briefly to England. Experiencing a Spain ranging from the utterly squalid to the most beautiful, Lee creates a story which evocatively captures the spirit and atmosphere of the towns and countryside he passes through in his own distinctive semi-poetic style. Our group enjoyed this book, and some were tempted to re-read Cider with Rosie. Interesting discussions about the history of this period, the era of our own parents, and the insights we gained reading the book were lively and informative. The chapters c
11/02/16
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Laurie Lee encapsulates the whole feeling of village England ,loved it.
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eBook:Red sky at sunrise:2014:New edition eBook
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Year: 2014
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