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'Stirring great seas of sound'

Advantages: Evocative memoir of early life with superbly descriptive style
Disadvantages: None, really

The author Laurie Lee (1914-97) was a poet, novelist and screenwriter, born in Stroud, Gloucestershre, and raised in the village of Slad two miles away. ‘Cider With Rosie’, first published 1959, the first volume of an autobiographical trilogy, is ...

JOHNV 31.08.2012 · Read full review
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A PAST REMEMBERED.

Advantages: Familiar though stunning walk through nostalgia
Disadvantages: None.

Laurie Lee is one of my favourite Authors, and this book demonstrates to a certain extent why. As a writer, I am expected to describe in such a way as to convey to readers the reality. I succeed, although not half as well as Laurie Lee with his work. It w ...

thingywhatsit 04.04.2004 · Read full review
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Sit back with more than a Cider!!!

Advantages: Real life story
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I purchased Cider with Rosie as part of an eight book set from my daughter’s school book club, and although It was not the first of the books that I chose to read, it was a light and interesting insight into the life of families at the end of World War I. ...

rachelkanga 09.03.2005 · Read full review
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Cider with Rosie

Advantages: vivid and real
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"Cider with Rosie" has to be one of my most memorable, poignant and haunting reads. I discovered it when I was 16 in an English class whilst learning about descriptive writing and use of imagery. I didn't have to read it, I was just shown an example of hi ...

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Blissful nostalgia.

Advantages: Gloriously rich and lyrical.
Disadvantages: none at all.

...Despite not having been alive in the early part of the twentieth century, Laurie Lee's Cider with Rosie filled me with nostalgia. I grew up in the Cotswolds, and Lee descriptions of the beautiful Slad valley area captured my heart and my imagination. L ...

Bryn_Pearson 03.07.2001 · Read full review
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