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by Laurie Lee

eBook Cider with Rosie epub
  • ISBN: 0701168625
  • Author: Laurie Lee
  • Genre: Biographies
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Chatto & Windus; 1st Edition edition (1998)
  • Pages: 281 pages
  • ePUB size: 1320 kb
  • FB2 size 1525 kb
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LAURIE LEE CIDER WITH ROSIE FIRST LIGHT I was set down from the carrier’s cart at the age of three; and there with a sense of bewilderment and terror my life in the village began.

LAURIE LEE CIDER WITH ROSIE FIRST LIGHT I was set down from the carrier’s cart at the age of three; and there with a sense of bewilderment and terror my life in the village began. Laurie lee. Cider with rosie. I was set down from the carrier’s cart at the age of three; and there with a sense of bewilderment and terror my life in the village began. The June grass, amongst which I stood, was taller than I was, and I wept. I had never been so close to grass before. It towered above me and all around me, each blade tattooed with tiger-skins of sunlight.

Cider with Rosie is a 1959 book by Laurie Lee (published in the US as Edge of Day: Boyhood in the West of England, 1960). It is the first book of a trilogy that continues with As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (1969) and A Moment of War (1991)

Cider with Rosie is a 1959 book by Laurie Lee (published in the US as Edge of Day: Boyhood in the West of England, 1960). It is the first book of a trilogy that continues with As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (1969) and A Moment of War (1991). It has sold over six million copies worldwide

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Lee went on to write two more memoirs of his life and a few books of poetry. I was able to find a wonderful interview with Lee on the BBC-his recollections follow the book closely-which makes a great companion listen. Cider With Rosie should probably be read when the time is just right, like a hazy summer afternoon or a blustery winter nigh. r anytime, really, when the edges of the world outside become blurred and you could oh-so-easily fade into the English countryside.

Cider with Rosie is a British television film of 1998 directed by Charles Beeson, with a screenplay by John Mortimer, starring Juliet Stevenson, based on the book of the same name by Laurie Lee. The film was made by Carlton Television for ITV and was first broadcast in Britain on 27 December 1998. It was broadcast in the US as the second episode of Series 28 of Masterpiece Theatre and was later issued as an ITV Studios DVD.

In Cider with Rosie, Laurie Lee recalls his childhood and adolescence. The book is organised in accord with his own early exploration of his widening world. He was one of seven children in a close family headed by his mother : he grew up in England, in a Cotswold village governed by tradition. The book is organised in accord with his own early exploration of his widening world

Image caption Writer and poet Laurie Lee immortalised rural life in his book Cider With Rosie, which brought him worldwide acclaim. He was a much loved poet, novelist and screenwriter, born 100 years ago and still as popular as ever.

Image caption Writer and poet Laurie Lee immortalised rural life in his book Cider With Rosie, which brought him worldwide acclaim. But who was Laurie Lee - the local boy from Gloucestershire whose name is now counted among the greats? Lee's writing was rooted in the rolling green hills and deep valleys of his childhood haunts. It was a world he would leave behind aged 19 to "discover the world", embarking on adventures that he would recount in memoirs written in later life.

Cider With Rosie, autobiographical novel by Laurie Lee, published in 1959

Cider With Rosie, autobiographical novel by Laurie Lee, published in 1959. Most of all, perhaps, Lee makes no attempt to prettify country life; although there are marvelous things to be found in the fields and hedgerows, there is also a commonplace brutality to country living, including incest, violent sexual relations, and even murder. The counterbalance to this is the sense of tradition, of belonging, which has disappeared as modernity has spread to the most distant places of England and the world at large.

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Gavinranadar
When I opened the email last month, it was clear I’d missed out. According to Amazon’s Daily Deal blurb Laurie Lee’s Cider With Rosie was “an instant classic when it was first published in 1959 [and] one of the most endearing and evocative portraits of youth in all of literature”. Now because I worked for several years in a book store, I’m at Cider With Rosieleast familiar with many more titles and authors than I’ve read. So one would think I’d at least heard of this Laurie Lee who “learned to look at life with a painter’s eye and a poet’s heart—qualities of vision that, decades later, would make him one of England’s most cherished authors”.

Of course, I had to remedy this oversight, so one-click order I did and was soon settled into a memoir of one of England’s beloved sons I hadn’t even known existed. But after the first chapter, I admit I didn’t know if it was love or hate.

Three-year-old Laurie sits on the floor of his new home amidst the chaos of moving a family of seven into a new cottage in the village of Slad. Little Laurie was surrounded by “glass fishes, china dogs, shepherds and shepherdesses, bronze horsemen, stopped clocks, barometers, and photographs of bearded men”. His sisters and mother bustle in and out of the house; his brothers help unload the handcart. Lee’s prose was over-rich, I thought—awash in adjectives and adverbs; drowning in lists. I almost put the memoir aside.

But after another chapter, Lee grew on me. His rich narrative seemed to mirror the lush countryside and the hub-bub that was his home. I settled into those lists and that descriptive prose. Like this: “That kitchen, worn by our boots and lives, was scruffy, warm, and low, whose fuss of furniture seemed never the same but was shuffled each day” and this: “These were the … rocks of our submarine life, each object worn smooth by our constant nuzzling, or encrusted by lively barnacles, relics of birthdays and dead relations, wrecks of furniture long since foundered …” It’s definitely not my style and not what I’d usually choose, but I’m happy I did.

Cider With Rosie let me peek into a world that no longer exists—grannies who lived as neighbors for decades, yet

Rosebank Cottage, Slad
Rosebank Cottage, Slad
never spoke; sisters who decorated their hats with bits and bobs; a picnic caravanned to a just perfect spot in the woods; a school teacher quick to smack boys upside the head; sleeping five to a room in quilt-deep beds; a bottle of shared cider and a stolen kiss under a field wagon.

Lee went on to write two more memoirs of his life and a few books of poetry. I was able to find a wonderful interview with Lee on the BBC—his recollections follow the book closely—which makes a great companion listen.

Cider With Rosie should probably be read when the time is just right, like a hazy summer afternoon or a blustery winter night … or anytime, really, when the edges of the world outside become blurred and you could oh-so-easily fade into the English countryside.
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Andronrad
This is Laurie Lee’s love letter to the Cotswolds’ and his impoverished though rich childhood - a memoir filled with one memorable vignette after another. The trials and tribulations, the larks and adventures are all brought vividly to life by Lee, whose writing style is extravagantly evocative and assured. One feels transported, a voyeur or witness to a bygone place and era. I read with a smile and laughed several times – especially when mother would hold up the bus while she rinsed out her scarf or looked for her shoes [there is someone in my life very much like this]. I was often moved by the poignant depiction of melancholy events, never more so than by the death of his sister. Here is an excerpt:

“It was soon after this that my sister Frances died. She was a beautiful, fragile, dark-curled child, and my Morher’s only daughter. Though only four, she used to watch me like a nurse, sitting all day beside my cot and talking softly in a special language. Nobody noticed that she was dying herself, they were too much concerned with me. She died suddenly, silently, without complaint, in a chair in the corner of the room. An ignorant death which need never have happened – and I believe that she gave me her life.”

I loved the scenes at the village school. The country festivals. The story of all his uncles. Cider with Rosie under the wagon. Most of all I hated the father and wanted terrible things to happen to him for abandoning his family, and yet the mother’s reaction to his death and the horrible realization that her fantasies that he'd return and they’d spend their final days together were finally and forever torn asunder…well, I just wanted to fold her up in my arms and let her mourn all her dashed dreams.

I’ve read a number of very fine books this year, and this is one of the best.
Xlisiahal
Beautiful story about growing up in the Cotswolds in the early 20th century. A more innocent time, Life revolved around the village where everyone knew everyone else. The world was a big place where the annual trip to the seaside was as exciting as flying to the other side of the world. At times sad, happy, amusing it's a lovely tale about times past.
Beabandis
I read this wonderful book on my Kindle, but was very unpleasantly surprised and disappointed when the book ended at 80%. A couple of the reviews mentioned passages that weren't in my Kindle version I guess I am going to have to get the hard copy to see what I missed. Or, perhaps I am the one who didn't download the update for this book--if there is one.

I am not usually one who notices how words are put together when I read a book. However, in Cider with Rosie I couldn't help but feel how the most perfect words and phrases were chosen for almost every paragraph. Scenes were created in my mind that made me almost feel I was there about 100 years ago. My heart broke for Laurie Lee's mother who never doubted her husband would come back to her--until she heard he was dead.

How wonderful there are more books in this series. I have them all on my Kindle, but am not sure about reading further Lee books on that device.
Unereel
I have loved Laurie Lee since I was a kid long ago in England, and this remains one of the most beautiful and poignant books I have ever read. It is a richly rendered portrait of a bygone age, a lovingly crafted exposition of life in rural England that had not changed much in a thousand years, but which was about to be eroded by the inventions of the industrial world (most notably the motor car). It is written in the words of one of Britain's greatest and most lyrical poets. You will never read a lovelier nor sadder book... and for those who truly appreciate the beauty of language, it is not to be missed.

I have a first edition of the book, but this edition brings many of Lee's timeless images to life through photographs and other contemporary material.
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