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Cider With Rosie

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Cider With Rosie

This beautiful book by Laurie Lee encapsulates life at the beginning of the twentieth century in the most delightful part of England - the Cotswolds. More broadly, it is a microcosm of rural England as it was at that time. If you went to school in the 1960s and 1970s you would almost certainly have encountered this book in Eng. Lit. It is that rarest of school books - one that you actually want to take home and read in your spare time. Returning to it as an adult you discover it all over again. Every page is a poem, a painting, a work of art unto itself. The village of Slad rises from the pages, and anyone with even a hint of imagination is transported to 'the end of a thousand years of silence', as World War 1 ends, and the author leaves the comfort of home and family, sets of in search of Spain. Cider With Rosie is a time bubble which allows us to view quintessential England in all its beauty, sadness and glory.

Mark Scott

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My favourite Icon of England has to be the Cornish Pasty.

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