Cider with Rosie (Nonpareil Book)

Cider with Rosie (Nonpareil Book)

considered one of 8 little ones, Laurie Lee used to be born in 1914, in Slad, Gloucestershire, then a distant nook of britain. As his father used to be absent, the massive family--five childrens from his father's first marriage and 3 from his moment one used to be mentioned through 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 neglected him. i used to be completely content material during this global of ladies . . . bullied and tumbled throughout the hand-to-mouth days, patched or dressed-up, scolded, popular, swept off my toes in surprising passions of kisses, or dumped forgotten one of the unwashed pots."

Lee's memoir opens whilst he was once only a child more youthful than 3 years previous 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 purring within the gloom; her hair used to be wealthy as a wild bee's nest and her eyes have been choked with stings. i didn't comprehend what to do approximately her, nor did i do know what to not do. She appeared soft and necessary, a specific thing of unplumbable mysteries, and dangerous as quicksand."

This loved vintage describes a misplaced international, an international reflecting the innocence and sweetness of youth, and illuminating an period with no 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 speedy bestseller whilst it was once released in 1959, promoting over six million copies within the united kingdom by myself, and remains to be learn by way of young children and adults around the globe.

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

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