As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning is the moving follow-up to Laurie Lees acclaimed Cider with Rosie Abandoning the Cotswolds village that raised him, the young Laurie Lee walks to London. There he makes a living labouring and playing the violin. But, deciding to travel further a field and knowing only the Spanish phrase for Will you please give me a glass of water?, he heads for Spain. With just a blanket to sleep under and his trusty violin, he spends a year crossing Spain, from Vigo in the north to the southern coast. Only the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War puts an end to his extraordinary peregrinations . . . He writes like an angel and conveys the pride and vitality of the humblest Spanish life with unfailing sharpness, zest and humour Sunday Times Theres a formidable, instant charm in the writing that genuinely makes it difficult to put the book down New Statesman A beautiful piece of writing Observer

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01/05/2014