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A Thousand Laurie Lees: The Centenary Celebration of a Man and a Valley Paperback – 2 Jun 2014
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About the Author
Adam Horovitz is a published poet, based in the Slad valley, whose first full collection, Turning, features numerous poems about the Stroud Valleys and Slad. He has worked as a journalist, ghost writer, arts editor, barman and sheep dipper. He was poet in residence for the Glastonbury Festival's official website in 2009 and was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship in 2012. He is currently completing his second book of poetry.
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This book captures the mind and runs with it. There are stories interwoven with one another from Adam`s childhood in the valley with experiences of Allen Ginsberg`s short stay, to adventures with his friend Katy Lloyd acting as an illuminating introduction to their home environment. Much ground is covered in 159 pages, much happened and Adam has an acute perception of change alongside a keen historical imagination which holds the work together. A tribute to Laurie Lee we find him posthumously in print having encouraged the young Adam to pursue a career in writing like his father Micheal, rather than be sucked into mainstream mediocrity. Then to the mysterious Buddha near Slad that seemingly departed as soon as it arrived much is to be said about Slad very few of them are banal! This is a finely written book, everyone should have a copy!
Adam is a 'local lad' and describes the countryside in his own unique way.
It helps if you know the village and surrounding district any way as you can pick up on places and recognise them.