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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Unicorn Press (1 Mar. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1910065145
  • ISBN-13: 978-1910065143
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 1 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,812 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Laurie Lee was born in Stroud, Gloucestershire, in 1914, and was educated at Slad village school and Stroud Central School. At the age of nineteen he walked to London and then travelled on foot through Spain, where he was trapped by the outbreak of the Civil War. He later returned by crossing the Pyrenees, as described in his book A Moment of War. In 1950 he married Catherine Polge and they had one daughter.

Laurie Lee published four collections of poems: The Sun My Monument (1944), The Bloom of Candles (1947), My Many-Coated Man (1955) and Pocket Poems (1960). His other works include The Voyage of Magellan (1948), a verse play for radio; A Rose for Winter (1955), which records his travels in Andalusia; The Firstborn (1964); I Can't Stay Long (1975), a collection of his occasional writing; and Two Women (1983). He also wrote three bestselling volumes of autobiography: Cider with Rosie (1959), which has sold over six million copies worldwide, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (1969) and A Moment of War (1991), which are also published by Penguin in a single volume entitled Red Sky at Sunrise (1992).

Laurie Lee died in May 1997. In its obituary the Guardian wrote, 'He had a nightingale inside him, a capacity for sensuous, lyrical precision', and the Independent praised him as 'one of the great writers of this century whose work conjured up a world of earthy warmth and beauty'.

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About the Author

Laurie Lee, MBE (26 June 1914 13 May 1997) was an English poet, novelist, and screenwriter, raised in the village of Slad. His most famous work was an autobiographical trilogy which consisted of Cider with Rosie, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning and A Moment of War.


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I first read Cider with Rosie in 1959, the year of its publication. It reads almost as a prose poem, and I have long felt Laurie Lee must have been a poet. I these Selected Poems, we see that he was indeed a nppoet, and one out of the top drawer. This book is a major addition to English poetry.
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Love the poems- Laurie Lee has such beautiful thoughts- why isn't he more widely read? love the ageing book (but in perfect condition) thank you.
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" what a delightful read and keepsake". This was from the recipient of Laurie Lee's Selected Poems, which was a birthday present.
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By misty on 26 April 2014
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This slim volume contains a broad spectrum of the poets work. They paint pictures and show you what he is looking at
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I have fell in love with Laurie Lee all over again! Together with Selected Poems and Cider with Rosie I can't think why I have neglected him for so long!
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Unusual poetry but once you get into it it's enjoyable - that's possibly because I haven't read Laurie Lee before
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