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3.0 out of 5 stars Spain before it all happened!, 26 July 2009
This review is from: As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (Paperback)
Laurie Lee belonged to a generation (those who were young in the 1930s)who both had it tough, but were fortunate enough to have been born at a time which demanded of them a sense of purpose. Their generation was at Europe's great crossroads, the decades in which communism, fascism, and liberal democracy met, and did not like the look of one another. All these political notions became embroiled in the Spanish Civil War, a prototype to the great conflict which was to follow. Laurie Lee's highly readable account of his remarkable walk across Spain is a valuable primary source to a better appreciation, in the Anglo mind, of the canvas on which the Civil War would be fought.
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Initial post: 30 Mar 2013 07:14:06 GMT
Last edited by the author on 30 Mar 2013 07:16:13 GMT
Hair Bear says:
Taking two stars off suggests the book didn't fully satisfy you, yet you don't say why. Any chance of you disclosing this information?

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Aug 2013 22:18:33 BDT
Strangerbird says:
If you give five stars to Laurie Lee, how many are you going to give Shakespeare for Hamlet or John Milton for Paradise Lost? I did give five stars to Emile Zola for La Terre, but then I consider it to be one of the finest novels of the nineteenth century. The whole star-rating system is juvenile and daft, but unfortunately Amazon will not allow you to post a review without assigning stars.
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