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on 24 November 2015
After finishing 'As I walked out one midsummer morning' about the 19 year old Lee leaving home and walking his way, first to London and then to Spain - (the latter, obviously, by boat) -I wanted to know how he decided to go back to help the Republican cause against a dictatorial regime. He is a wonderful writer, telling how he received not the welcome he expected but suspicions that he might be an infiltrator for the Facist regime and his near death experiences. Happily he lived to tell the tale and my only disappointment is that the book is only 120 pages long.
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on 28 August 2017
Not the prose poem that is Cider with Rosie, or even the great yarn that is As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning but a serviceable story/
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on 5 December 2010
Having read the other two Laurie Lee books that form this trilogy, I was keen to complete it. In no way was I disappointed. You are left with the cliffhanger at the end of,"As I Walked Out..." and this book cruised straight on. The heat of the previous book is forgotten as you enter the freezing paths of the Pyrenees and the even colder events of the Spanish Civil War. A real treat. I've just ordered, "A Rose For Winter," to continue reading his works on visiting Spain.
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on 24 July 2017
Beautifully written, but with out a lot of point other than a search for a different life. After all the discomfort he had to endure, it was sad to find that he had to return to the life he had tried to escape from.
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on 7 September 2017
very good book makes you want more
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on 24 May 2017
A good story
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on 1 April 2017
Awesome
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on 15 February 2015
excellent!
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on 18 October 2010
Lee strips away the romantic notions of fighting for a cause be it religion, ideology or country with this ode to a young mans lost idealism in the chaos of war. A long litany of mistakes abound as Lee is mistaken as twice as a spy and as unthought out plans result in the unnecessary loss of life of innocent people. He is drawn into webs of petty politics as people scramble around holding on or gaining power manipulating events and ordinary people for their own purposes,. The story has a resonance in any day and age as it does what a book should do, fill in the missing bits of truth of reality which are left out of official events and history books in a painfully poignant way.
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This is Lee's third and final installment of his autobiographical trilogy.
Unlike Orwell, Borkenau or Hemmingway, Lee was not a middleclass young man with a private income. He was a worker-poet, and this life experience, combined with his remarkable talent with the english language, brings across an incredible clarity and immediacy to his writing that earlier english authors all too often lacked.
They say a picture paints a thousand words, but a book such as this tells much more than pictures ever could.
This book paints a worms eye view of a country 'at war with itself', the suffering and brutalisation of the the experience of the people he meets is all the more vivid because it is banal - theres no melodrama. Its just there, just a fact, like mud.
If you have an interest in the Spanish War then this is a vital addition to your library, but if you just enjoy good literature then this is also a book you shouldn't die without having read.
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