Red Sky At Sunrise: Cider With Rosie, As I Walked Out One

Red Sky At Sunrise: Cider With Rosie, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, A Moment Of War Spanning the first twenty three years of his remarkable life, Laurie Lee s celebrated autobiographical trilogy is presented here in one delightful volume Beginning with Cider with Rosie, Laurie Lee writes evocatively of his idyllic childhood in the Cotswolds of the twenties, a world of rich sensuousness and native innocence As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning picks up the story as he leaves his valley for London and then for Spain There, equipped only with a violin and his wits, he crossed the dramatic landscape of a vibrant and still almost medieval Spain for which he developed an abiding affection In the winter ofhe returned to a country now in the grip of Civil War and joined the International Brigade, describing in A Moment of War his journey into the dark side of Spain with unsparing honesty and poignancy

10 thoughts on “Red Sky At Sunrise: Cider With Rosie, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, A Moment Of War

  1. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This has got to be one of the most beautifully written books that I ve ever read The author was first and foremost a poet and the prose he has written here reads like a gentle, lyrical love poem to a time, a place, a life forever lost.I knew I was going to lo

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    With Red Sky at Sunrise, Laurie Lee s autobiographical trilogy comes together into one volume The first book, Cider with Rosie, is an ode to an idyllic childhood in a Gloucestershire village in the twenties and thirties When wanderlust prodded Lee into undertaking life on the road in the second book, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, he

  3. says:

    I first read Cider with Rosie at school and enjoyed it, identifying with the author s portrayal of childhood, I suppose When I re read it as an adult, and a father, I was overwhelmed by the yearning nostalgia of Lee s prose But there is no mawkish sentimentality here, no idyll In places there is a lurking , murderous undercurrent, a burgeoning and

  4. says:

    If you wanted an example of a gifted poet who can write prose but retain his poetry in that prose, this is the book for you It is really three separate books the famous Cider with Rosie covering the writer s idyllic yet poverty stricken upbringing in the Slad Valley in Gloucestershire an account of his leaving home travelling to London and then Spain i

  5. says:

    Where do i start about this book Cider with Rosie, is one of those books thats been on my must read pile for a long time and i promised myself i would read this summer, and now i have i wish i d read it sooner, or do I Maybe if i d read this when i was a few years younger i wouldn t have appreciated the lyrical prose that Lee plays with in this text Bees fl

  6. says:

    4.5 ish Heartfelt, stinging reminiscence of a life and of worlds passed away The passage from brutality of poverty to brutality of war in the second and third books is particularly stark.

  7. says:

    This is an auto biographical trilogy.It begins with Cider with Rosie which charts the childhood and school years of Laurie Lee in the village of Slad in Gloucestershire It is an excellent piece of social history.I was prompted to re read this by a recent TV drama The writing is beautifully prosaic, capturing both the sense of time and space in this part of rural Engl

  8. says:

    Laurie Lee came from the Stroud valleys, not so very far from where I grew up His Cotswold childhood happened back when cars were still a rareity, when the world was a far less industrial place There s a nostalgia for the past here, for lost innocence The writing is beautiful There are sorrows and hard times as well though, its not jsut a rose tinted view of a rural youth

  9. says:

    Lyrical beauty, if I had 10% of his writing talent I would be a very happy man.

  10. says:

    Wonderfully written So lyrical IMHO should be compulsory reading in secodary schools.

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