As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
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As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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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 . . .

'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

'A beautiful piece of writing' Observer

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241953280
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 168 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
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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Linda Hepworth

“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

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