Cider with Rosie (Nonpareil Book)

Cider with Rosie (Nonpareil Book)


one in every of 8 youngsters, Laurie Lee was once born in 1914, in Slad, Gloucestershire, then a distant nook of britain. As his father used to be absent, the big family--five little ones from his father's first marriage and 3 from his moment one used to be mentioned via his able mom. "We lived the place he had left us; a relic of his provincial adolescence; a sprawling bulky, countrified brood too incongruous to hold with him; and that i, for one, scarcely overlooked him. i used to be completely content material during this global of ladies . . . bullied and tumbled in the course of the hand-to-mouth days, patched or dressed-up, scolded, famous, swept off my ft in unexpected passions of kisses, or dumped forgotten one of the unwashed pots."

Lee's memoir opens whilst he used to be only a child more youthful than 3 years outdated and ends as he turns into a tender guy experiencing his first kiss. "I grew to become to examine Rosie. She used to be yellow and dusty with buttercups and appeared to be purring within the gloom; her hair was once wealthy as a wild bee's nest and her eyes have been filled with stings. i didn't comprehend what to do approximately her, nor did i do know what to not do. She seemed tender and invaluable, a specific thing of unplumbable mysteries, and dangerous as quicksand."

This cherished vintage describes a misplaced global, an international reflecting the innocence and sweetness of early life, and illuminating an period with out electrical energy or phones. this is often England at the cusp of the fashionable period, however it might have been wherever. this can clarify why Cider with Rosie became an rapid bestseller whilst it was once released in 1959, promoting over six million copies within the united kingdom on my own, and remains to be learn by way of kids and adults around the world.

A captivating examine the lack of innocence right into a international of understanding.- The Midwest booklet Review

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