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Red Sky At Sunrise This is an auto biographical trilogy.It begins with Cider with Rosie which charts the childhood and school years of Laurie Lee in the village of Slad in Gloucestershire It is an excellent piece of social history.I was prompted to re read this by a recent TV drama The writing is beautifully prosaic, capturing both the sense of time and space in this part of rural England.The second book As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning tells the tale of a young Laurie journeying through Spain just befo This is an auto biographical trilogy.It begins with Cider with Rosie which charts the childhood and school years of Laurie Lee in the village of Slad in Gloucestershire It is an excellent piece of social history.I was prompted to re read this by a recent TV drama The writing is beautifully prosaic, capturing both the sense of time and space in this part of rural England.The second book As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning tells the tale of a young Laurie journeying through Spain just before the Spanish Civil war.The sense of innocence of youth is a recurring element of this part of Laurie s life The first couple of chapters chart his walk to London Then he arrives in Spainand the new life beginni Where do i start about this book Cider with Rosie, is one of those books thats been on my must read pile for a long time and i promised myself i would read this summer, and now i have i wish i d read it sooner, or do I Maybe if i d read this when i was a few years younger i wouldn t have appreciated the lyrical prose that Lee plays with in this text Bees float like cake crumbs the descriptions are so wonderful and conjure up time gone by that no longer exist in the british countryside The Where do i start about this book Cider with Ros Spanning The First Twenty Three Years Of His Remarkable Life, Laurie Lee S Celebrated Autobiographical Trilogy Is Presented Here In One Delightful Volume Beginning With Cider With Rosie, Laurie Lee Writes Evocatively Of His Idyllic Childhood In The Cotswolds Of The Twenties, A World Of Rich Sensuousness And Native Innocence As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning Picks Up The Story As He Leaves His Valley For London And Then For Spain There, Equipped Only With A Violin And His Wits, He Crossed The Dramatic Landscape Of A Vibrant And Still Almost Medieval Spain For Which He Developed An Abiding Affection In The Winter Of 1937 He Returned To A Country Now In The Grip Of Civil War And Joined The International Brigade, Describing In A Moment Of War His Journey Into The Dark Side Of Spain With Unsparing Honesty And Poignancy. Laurie Lee came from the Stroud valleys, not so very far from where I grew up His Cotswold childhood happened back when cars were still a rareity, when the world was a far less industrial place There s a nostalgia for the past here, for lost innocence The writing is beautiful There are sorrows and hard times as well though, its not jsut a rose tinted view of a rural youth As I walked out takes Lee across Spain, w Shouldn t really have taken me so long I read As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning in a matter of days, then had a bit of a gap and read A Moment of War in dribs and drabs Utterly beguiling you can tell he s a poet because his prose just oozes from the page Lyrical, beautiful and the most tangible, gorgeous images Absolute master of words, he makes you fall in love with the language Also a great read I read Cider with Rosie years back but do not remember it being so fluid and l Shouldn t really have taken me so long I read As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning in a matter of days, then had a bit of a gap and read A Moment of War in dribs and drabs Utterly beguiling you can tell he s a poet because his prose just oozes from the page Lyrical, beautifu Lyrical beauty, if I had 10% of his writing talent I would be a very happy man. All time favourite This book Was Amazing.It was exactly what I needed right now, having become a bit sick of short books.The tone of this book is something I don t think you could analyse it seems to exist in the white space But it is incredibly immersive and evocative and gave me that sense of being really excited to read, which only a few special books seem to do Individually I think I d give these three books 4 5 stars, but altogether it definitely increases to five stars.Here are my reviews for the first This book Was Amazing.It was exactly what I needed right now, having become a I first read Cider with Rosie at school and enjoyed it, identifying with the author s portrayal of childhood, I suppose When I re read it as an adult, and a father, I was overwhelmed by the yearning nostalgia of Lee s prose But there is no mawkish sentimentality here, no idyll In places there is a lurking , murderous undercurrent, a burgeoning and threatening sexuality that had gone over my head when I read the book at school What comes across so strongly is Lee s sense of affection for and I first read Cider with Rosie at school and enjoyed it, identifying with the author s portrayal of childhood, I suppose When I re read it as an adult, and a father, I was overwhelmed by the yearning nostalgia of Lee s prose But there is no mawkish sentimentality here, no idyll In places there is a lurking , murderous undercurrent, a burgeoning and threatening sexuality that had gone over my head when I read the book at school What comes across so strongly is Lee s sense of affection for and of belonging to a place and time that has forever vanished Cider with Rosie is not just one of the best books ever written about childhood, it is for me one of the best books ever written As I Walked Out Midsummer Morning sees Lee s leave taking of his If you wanted an example of a gifted poet who can write prose but retain his poetry in that prose, this is the book for you It is really three separate books the famous Cider with Rosie covering the writer s idyllic yet poverty stricken upbringing in the Slad Valley in Gloucestershire an account of his leaving home travelling to London and then Spain in the early nineteen thirties and finally an account of his largely futile idealistic efforts in the Spanish civil

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