Laurie Lee





Laurie Lee

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born
in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, The United Kingdom
June 26, 1914

died
May 13, 1997

gender
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Laurence Edward Alan "Laurie" Lee, MBE, was an English poet, novelist, and screenwriter. His most famous work was an autobiographical trilogy which consisted of Cider with Rosie (1959), As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (1969) and A Moment of War (1991). While the first volume famously recounts his childhood in the idyllic Slad Valley, the second deals with his leaving home for London and his first visit to Spain in 1934, and the third with his return in December 1937 to join the Republican International Brigade.


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Cider With Rosie
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 4,225 ratings — published 1959 — 56 editions
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As I Walked Out One Midsumm...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 1,984 ratings — published 1969 — 21 editions
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Moment Of War
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 409 ratings — published 1991 — 12 editions
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A Rose for Winter
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 267 ratings — published 1955 — 12 editions
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Red Sky at Sunrise: Cider w...
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4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 128 ratings — published 1992 — 4 editions
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I Can't Stay Long
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 121 ratings — published 1975 — 11 editions
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Cider with Rosie & As I Wal...
4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1990 — 2 editions
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To War in Spain
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The Edge of Day
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Selected Poems
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1982 — 2 editions
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More books by Laurie Lee…
“At best, love is simply the slipping of a hand in another's, of knowing you are where you belong at last, and of exchanging through the eyes that all-consuming regard which ignores everybody else on earth.”
Laurie Lee, I Can't Stay Long

“For the first time I was learning how much easier it was to leave than to stay behind and love.”
Laurie Lee, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

“The prospect Smiler was a manic farmer. Few men I think can have been as unfortunate as he; for on the one hand he was a melancholic with a loathing for mankind, on the other, some paralysis had twisted his mouth into a permanent and radiant smile. So everyone he met, being warmed by his smile, would shout him a happy greeting. And beaming upon them with his sunny face he would curse them all to hell.”
Laurie Lee, Cider With Rosie
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