Laurie Lee


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

Died
May 13, 1997

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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

3.93 avg rating — 8,159 ratings — published 1959 — 84 editions
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A Moment Of War

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A Rose for Winter

3.90 avg rating — 502 ratings — published 1955 — 18 editions
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Red Sky at Sunrise: Cider w...

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4.46 avg rating — 280 ratings — published 1992 — 7 editions
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Village Christmas And Other...

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I Can't Stay Long

3.88 avg rating — 215 ratings — published 1975 — 17 editions
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Cider with Rosie & As I Wal...

4.23 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 1990 — 2 editions
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Summer: Vintage Minis

3.64 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 2017
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The Edge of Day

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“Bees blew like cake-crumbs through the golden air, white butterflies like sugared wafers, and when it wasn't raining a diamond dust took over which veiled and yet magnified all things”
Laurie Lee, Cider With Rosie

“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

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