As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

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It was 1934 when Laurie Lee left his home to tramp through Spain. This first book of Lee’s autobiography paints a lyrical picture of a beautiful and violent country that was to involve him inextricably.

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As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning is the moving follow-up to Laurie Lee’s acclaimed Cider with Rosie

Abandoning the Cotswolds village that raised him, the young Laurie Lee walks to London. There he makes a living labouring and playing the violin. But, deciding to travel further a field and knowing only the Spanish phrase for ‘Will you please give me a glass of water?’, he heads for Spain. With just a blanket to sleep under and his trusty violin, he spends a year crossing Spain, from Vigo in the north to the southern coast. Only the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War puts an end to his extraordinary peregrinations . . .

‘He writes like an angel and conveys the pride and vitality of the humblest Spanish life with unfailing sharpness, zest and humour’ Sunday Times

‘There’s a formidable, instant charm in the writing that genuinely makes it difficult to put the book down’ New Statesman

‘A beautiful piece of writing’ Observer

Additional information

Weight0.168 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 1.3 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xv, 193

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

914.60481 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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