This, along with "Cider With Rosie" were books read at school. Laurie Lee I've followed since, but this had for some reason been hard to come by. Elements of it I'd confused with "Cider With Rosie", but overall, nearly forty years on for me, it remains a delightful autobiography about childhood from a child's perspective, with many anecdotes that chimed with me, particularly an element of solipsism, and maybe my first six years in Kent where it is set.
It combines some WWII boy's adventures a la "Hope and Glory" with "Cider With Rosie" elements in the tales of evacuation.
In this version, it's a little spoiled by abrupt abridgement in places, but nonetheless, well worth the read.