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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