It was 1934 and a young man walked to London from the security of the Cotswolds to make his fortune. He was to live by playing the violin and by labouring on a London building site. Then, knowing one Spanish phrase, he decided to see Spain. For a year he tramped through a country in which the signs of impending civil war were clearly visible. Thirty years later Laurie Lee captured the atmosphere of the Spain he saw with all the freshness and beauty of a young man's vision, creating a lyrical and lucid picture of the beautiful and violent country that was to involve him inextricably.
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Laurie Lee was born in 1914 in Stroud, Gloucestershire, and was brought up with his mother and many siblings. At the age of nineteen he walked to London and then traveled on foot through Spain as described in As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning. He married Catherine Polge and had one daughter; he died in 1997.About the Author:
Laurie Lee was born in 1914 in Slad, Gloucestershire. He published four volumes of poetry, as well as the acclaimed autobiographical trilogy comprising Cider With Rosie, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, and A Moment of War. He died in 1997.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1979. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140033181
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