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Cider with Rosie
     

Cider with Rosie

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by Laurie Lee
 

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One of eight children, Laurie Lee was born in 1914 in Slad, Gloucestershire, in what was then a remote corner of the Cotswold Valley. The large family was miraculously brought up by a single mother, and as the second youngest brother surrounded by doting sisters, Lee experienced life with a raw intensity and innocence that is magically conveyed in a lush,

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One of eight children, Laurie Lee was born in 1914 in Slad, Gloucestershire, in what was then a remote corner of the Cotswold Valley. The large family was miraculously brought up by a single mother, and as the second youngest brother surrounded by doting sisters, Lee experienced life with a raw intensity and innocence that is magically conveyed in a lush, expressive prose that provides the child's side of the journey into adulthood.

Cider With Rosie opens with Lee as a baby, and it closes with him experiencing his first kiss. In the interim, he takes in the cadence of village and family life while suffering all the agonies and awkwardness of adolescence. This beautiful memoir narrates this sense of both his lost youth, and the passage from innocence to experience with a lyricism that is poignant and powerful. This book (first published in 1959) is now an acclaimed and beloved classic, selling more than six million copies worldwide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567923551
Publisher:
Godine, David R. Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2014
Series:
Nonpareil Book Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
226,635
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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Cider With Rosie 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
duchenf More than 1 year ago
I love this book. The writing is so lyrical and it takes you back to a time between the two world wars that diseappeared never to return. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This memoire is an absolute treasure. One that can be read again and again. If you've enjoyed it too, it would be worth your while to track down a copy of Laurie reading the book aloud. (It was available on cassette tape from my local library. Alas, it's not available on the Nook)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lovely Stories.
Voracious-readerJR More than 1 year ago
This is strictly a memoir written nicely, but very monotone and uninteresting to an American reader. It is very rare that I do not finish a book, but this is one that was easy to stop. I looked ahead and read at intervals, but the writing continued in the same vein. On occasion, I have found British writing to be too tedious for my interest and this was one of those circumstances.
ZoeMN More than 1 year ago
The sample has been fixed....and this is a wonderful book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The 'sample' has no content - just 6 nearly empty pages.