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The Firstborn [Hardcover]

Laurie Lee
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28 Feb 2014
Laurie Lee greeted his daughter Jessy s arrival into the world with a small, but in his trademark style, lyrical essay, originally published in 1963. This is a republication of that enchanting essay - filling just 40 pages, and published in hardback with a soft and subtle-coloured ribbon marker. This text sums up what so many parents feel when their life slips from simply being just another person to becoming a parent. Every hope, dream and fear is beautifully laid bare in this very readable piece of prose. Some examples: She will not be suppressed too much, nor yet spoiled I hope, but taught politeness, good manners and charm - not as affected graces but as ordinary gifts to make other people happy. ...I ll give her a house full of books, with none of them closed to her, but not expect her to prefer Proust to Pam s Schooldays. Having a child alters the rights of every man, and I don t expect to live as I did without her. I am hers to be with, and hope to be what she needs, and know of no reason why I should ever desert her.

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  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Unicorn Press Ltd (28 Feb 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906509948
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906509941
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 13.2 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,639 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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A beautifully written book. An ideal present for new parents.
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I bought this book for first time new parents who were as equally besotted with their little girl as Laurie Lee.
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