The Illustrated Cider With Rosie

The Illustrated Cider With Rosie

Book - 1984
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Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, 1984
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780517555293
Characteristics: 224 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm
Alternative Title: Cider with Rosie


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Jan 07, 2014

This memoir of childhood in a small Cotswold village just after WWI is a true vision. I say that because Lee paints pictures with words so eloquently and so vividly, I felt I was right there. He leaves nothing out - both the good, the delightful as well as the bare realities of the poverty prevalent in that area at that time. All was taken as just another bump in the road. This book lends itself very well to drop-in reading where starting at the beginning, the end or anywhere in between will still give you the pleasure of Lee's language and the taste of life at that time. This particular edition has wonderful illustrations and art work that truly make the story come alive.

Jun 03, 2012

Amazing how Laurie Lee succeeds in marrying sensitive poetic pastiches of village life with its cruel realities; the precious illustrations heighten the feeling of total immersion into this lost world...


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