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  • Cider With Rosie by Laurie Lee
    Cider With Rosie (Paperback) Laurie Lee

    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.

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  • As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee
    As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (Paperback) Laurie Lee

    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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  • I Can't Stay Long by Laurie Lee
    I Can't Stay Long (English, Paperback) Laurie Lee

    When author first left his country village aged nineteen, he discovered a delight in the outside world that remained undiminished throughout his writing life. In this book, he brings together pieces including recollections of his Gloucestershire childhood celebrated in Cider With Rosie.

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  • A Rose For Winter by Laurie Lee
    A Rose For Winter (English, Paperback) Laurie Lee

    He found a country broken by the Civil War, but the totems of indestructible Spain survive: the Christ in agony, the thrilling flamenco cry-the pride in poverty, the gypsy intensity in vivid whitewashed slums, the cult of the bullfight, the exultation in death, the humour of hopelessness-the paradoxes deep in the fiery bones of Spain.

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  • Red Sky at Sunrise by Laurie Lee
    Red Sky at Sunrise (Paperback) Laurie Lee

    Presents a sequence of early recollections, beginning with the dazzling lights and sounds of my first footings on earth in a steep Cotswold valley some three miles long.

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  • Laurie Lee Selected Poems by Laurie Lee
    Laurie Lee Selected Poems (English, Paperback) Laurie Lee

    Contains 40 of his best poems. June 2014 marks the Centenary of Laurie Lee's birth - this will be marked with new editions of his most famous literary works.

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  • A Moment of War by Laurie Lee
    A Moment of War (Paperback) Laurie Lee

    The author was still a young man when he decided to fight for the Republican cause in Spain's civil war. But though he braved icy, storm-swept mountains alone to contact Republican sympathisers, he was immediately suspected of being a Nationalist spy. This title tells the story of his experiences as a Republican soldier.

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  • The Firstborn by Laurie Lee
    The Firstborn (English, Hardback) Laurie Lee

    Laurie Lee greeted his daughter Jessy's arrival into the world with a small, but in his trademark style, lyrical essay, originally published in 1963. This is a republication of that enchanting essay - filling just 40 pages, and published in hardback with a soft and subtle-coloured ribbon marker.

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  • A Moment of War by Laurie Lee
    A Moment of War (English, Paperback) Laurie Lee

    In this gripping, poignant memoir--a #1 bestseller in the United Kingdom--Laurie Lee returns to the scene of his wartime coming of age, portraying the death of a young man's idealism. "For anyone who wants to understand what war is actually like . . . this is the book. . . . A treasure".--Los Angeles Times Book Review.

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  • Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee
    Cider with Rosie (English, Paperback) Laurie Lee

    At all times wonderfully evocative and poignant, Cider With Rosie is a charming memoir of Laurie Lee's childhood in a remote Cotswold village, a world that is tangibly real and yet reminiscent of a now distant past. ...

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  • Cider with Rosie: Play by James Roose-Evans
    Cider with Rosie: Play (Paperback) James Roose-Evans, Laurie Lee

    Poet Laurie Lee was born in 1914 in a small Cotswold village and grew up during a time of change when the rural traditions of past centuries were being swept aside in the path of twentieth-century progress. His autobiography Cider with Rosie, a poetic evocation of his childhood, has become a modern classic both in the United Kingdom and in America and is here imaginatively adapted for the stage by...

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  • As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee
    As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (English, Paperback) Laurie Lee

    "I was nineteen years old, still soft at the edges, but with a confident belief in good fortune. I carried a small rolled-up tent, a violin in a blanket, a change of clothes, a tin of treacle biscuits, and some cheese. I was excited, vain-glorious, know

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  • Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee
    Cider with Rosie (Hardback) Laurie Lee, John Ward

    An autobiographical trilogy of the poet Laurie Lee (1914-1997). It describes his life in the Gloucestershire village of Slad from his earliest years until he was twenty. It tells of thin winters, fat summers, local legends and ghosts, of neighbours and relations, and of growing up against a half-pagan landscape.

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  • As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee
    As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (English, Paperback) Laurie Lee, Leonard Rosoman

    It was 1934 and a young man walked to London from the security of the Cotswolds to make his fortune. He was to live by playing the violin and by labouring on a London building site. Then, knowing one Spanish phrase, he decided to see Spain. For a year he tramped through a country in which the signs of impending civil war were clearly visible.

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  • Red Sky at Sunrise by Laurie Lee
    Red Sky at Sunrise (English, Paperback) Laurie Lee

    Describes the author's idyllic childhood in the Cotswolds of the twenties, a world of rich sensuousness and native innocence. This autobiography tells the story as he leaves his valley for London and then for Spain.

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  • A Moment of War by Laurie Lee
    A Moment of War (English, Paperback) Laurie Lee

    Concludes the autobiographical trilogy begun in "Cider with Rosie" and "As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning".

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  • Cider With Rosie by Laurie Lee
    Cider With Rosie (Hardback) Laurie Lee

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MICHAEL MORPURGOSummer was also the time of these: of sudden plenty, of slow hours and actions, of diamond haze and dust on the eyes; With this beautiful special edition, Vintage Classics celebrates 100 years since the birth of the author, Laurie Lee, and salutes this remarkable, surprising and well-loved classic.

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