As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)Laurie Lee (author)
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As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning is the moving follow-up to Laurie Lee's acclaimed Cider with Rosie.
Abandoning the Cotswolds village that raised him, the young Laurie Lee walks to London. There he makes a living labouring and playing the violin. But, deciding to travel further a field and knowing only the Spanish phrase for 'Will you please give me a glass of water?', he heads for Spain. With just a blanket to sleep under and his trusty violin, he spends a year crossing Spain, from Vigo in the north to the southern coast. Only the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War puts an end to his extraordinary peregrinations . . .
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 168 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm
'A beautiful piece of writing.' - Observer
'The vivid sensitive, irresistibly readable story of what happened after he left home.' - Daily Mail
'A poet's book.' - Sunday Times
'He writes like an angel and conveys the pride and vitality of the humblest Spanish life with unfailing sharpness, zest and humour.' - Sunday Times
'There's a formidable, instant charm in the writing that genuinely makes it difficult to put the book down.' - New Statesman
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“An interesting memoir.”
It is several decades since I first read and enjoyed Laurie Lee’s account of leaving his family home in the Cotswolds, with his violin and a tin of biscuits so, when this book was chosen by a member of my reading... More
“Amazingly evocative and beautifully descriptive”
This book is about one man’s year or so spent in Spain in the mid 30’s travelling on foot and experiencing life in the countryside. The story is fast-moving and tells of his visits and stays among the locals in small... More
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