Cider with Rosie

Cider with Rosie

by Laurie Lee

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781567923551
Publisher: Godine, David R. Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2014
Series: Nonpareil Book Series
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 84,050
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


First Light     1
First Names     15
Village School     30
The Kitchen     48
Grannies in the Wainscot     65
Public Death, Private Murder     81
Mother     97
Winter and Summer     120
Sick Boy     138
The Uncles     151
Outings and Festivals     166
First Bite at the Apple     185
Last Days     198

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Cider With Rosie 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 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.
Prop2gether on LibraryThing 13 hours ago
Charming remembrance of a time gone bye.
debnance on LibraryThing 14 hours ago
Laurie Lee grew up in a rural part of England during thetime just after the Great War. His father abandoned his mother witheight children to raise. Lee was almost always hungry and cold. Butlife never seemed hard; somehow it seemed joyous and delightful.I was especially taken with the chapter about the devilments childrenand young people got into during Lee's time. Back in Lee's day, astoday, terrible things happened. But somehow the village and itspeople just seemed to deal with them, not making them into events ofenormous evil as we seem to do today.I loved reading about the day to day living of Lee during hischildhood. Everything seemed so much more alive then, with things totaste and touch and smell. Lee revels in his life. The stories hetells makes the time seem glorious.
Clurb on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Marvellous. Makes me want to go scrumping and keep a slice of buttered bread in my pocket. A deeply moving book, comic and upsetting in turns.
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.