The Illustrated Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Cresset Press, 1989, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: Laurie Lees matchless memories of his childhood, told in glittering prose and with a wonderfully wicked sense of comedy, have made Cider with Rosie one of the most famous of all autobiographies. Since it was first published twenty-five years ago more than two million copies have been sold throughout the world, it has been filmed, translated into numerous languages, and studied in schools. Yet the book remains as powerfully evocative as ever, and as deeply moving to any reader who comes to it for the first time. The author was born just before the end of the First World War, almost the youngest in a crowded but fatherless family, and grew up in a tiny Cotswold village in the early 1920s. The countryside then had scarcely changed in hundreds of years. Its people were still wholly tied to their few acres, and their movements were still limited to the power and range of the horse. As Laurie Lee reached manhood that world was vanishing irretrievably, and he gives us a haunting vision of its last days. His pages teem with unforgettable scenes and characters like Granny Trill and Granny Wallon, those traditional ancients who lived and quarrelled next door; the Uncles, figures of legend; Annie Lee, Mother of mothers; and Rosie Burdock, with whom the author took his first bite of the apple, never to be forgotten, or ever tasted again. The illustrations in this beautiful new edition speak for themselves, but among them are some special treasures a handful of precious photographs of that time and place preserved by the author for over fifty years, and carefully reproduced in their original sepia tones.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper is pulled and frayed at the head of both panels and faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.
Pictorial boards. 224 pages. 10¼” x 7¾”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Biography category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!