The Illustrated Cider with Rosie - Laurie LeeBracken Books, 1994, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “Laurie Lee’s 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.”
Size: 10¼" x 7½"
Number of Pages: 224
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