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Cider With Rosie ❰Reading❯ ➼ Cider With Rosie Author Laurie Lee – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk At all times wonderfully evocative and poignant, Cider With Rosie is a charming memoir of Laurie Lee s childhood in a remote Cotswold village, a world that is tangibly real and yet reminiscent of a no At all times wonderfully evocative and poignant, Cider With Rosie is a charming memoir of Laurie Lee s childhood in a remote Cotswold village, a world that is Cider With MOBI :å tangibly real and yet reminiscent of a now distant pastIn this idyllic pastoral setting, unencumbered by the callous father who so quickly abandoned his family responsibilities, Laurie s adoring mother becomes the centre of his world as she struggles to raise a growing family against the backdrop of the Great WarThe sophisticated adult author s retrospective commentary on events is endearingly juxtaposed with that of the innocent, spotty youth, permanently prone to tears and self absorptionRosie s identity from the novel Cider With Rosie was kept secret foryears She was Rose Buckland, Lee s cousin by marriage From the Paperback edition.


10 thoughts on “Cider With Rosie

  1. Vanessa Wu Vanessa Wu says:

    I asked my boyfriend if he had ever been physically aroused by a work of fiction while reading on a bus or train Oh, many a time, he said Really Did you get an erection Yes, of course Isn t that what you meant It doesn t happen so much now, he said Because you are cynical and you ve seen it all before Partly that, he concurred But also because my blood issluggish and I have lost the vigour of youth When was the last time you got an erection while reading in a public place I asked my boyfriend if he had ever been physically aroused by a work of fiction while reading on a bus or train Oh, many a time, he said Really Did you get an erection Yes, of course Isn t that what you meant It doesn t happen so much now, he said Because you are cynical and you ve seen it all before Partly that, he concurred But also because my blood issluggish and I have lost the vigour of youth When was the last time you got an erection while reading in a public place I asked eagerly When reading your last email to me, he said without hesitation He s a pretty quick witted guy, actually That s why he s my boyfriend What about the first time I asked How old were you Oh, I didn t need books when I was in the first flush of puberty, he said I used to get an erection on the bus just looking at all the pretty schoolgirls going up and down the stairs You re a pervert, I said But the first book that made me miss my stop because I was unable to leave my seat due to the large bulge in my trousers was Cider With Rosie By Laurie Lee Indeed That old English classic It s a rural idyll And you can t have a rural idyll without a romp in the hay so why they give it to pubescent boys as a set text at school I ll never know It s like putting a stick of dynamite down their pants Dynamite Well, you know what I mean I looked like I had a stick of dynamite down my pants when I got off that bus anyway And then we had to write our own memoir in a similar vein The teacher even gave us the title The First Bite Of The Cherry And you call me a pervert That s a public school English education for you, I said Exactly, he said It s astonishing I turned out normal If you were normal you wouldn t be able to satisfy me, I said.But that s another story altogether


  2. Kevin Ansbro Kevin Ansbro says:

    There was a reassuring prevalence of Penguin books, resplendent in orange cummerbunds, as I rummaged through a squished cardboard box in my attic.Then, delightfully, I spied a book that triggered a wave of nostalgia Cider With Bloody Rosie I gasped um, mine wasn t a version with bloody in the title, just so you know Well, I never Cider With Bloody Rosie You see, I repeated the word bloody yet again, such was my cock a hoopedness Gosh I had previously read this a gazillion years There was a reassuring prevalence of Penguin books, resplendent in orange cummerbunds, as I rummaged through a squished cardboard box in my attic.Then, delightfully, I spied a book that triggered a wave of nostalgia Cider With Bloody Rosie I gasped um, mine wasn t a version with bloody in the title, just so you know Well, I never Cider With Bloody Rosie You see, I repeated the word bloody yet again, such was my cock a hoopedness Gosh I had previously read this a gazillion years ago, at a time when even Tarzan didn t seem at all far fetched.A quick shufty through its sepia hued pages reminded me what a terrific writer Lee was, with indelible characters such as Cabbage Stump Charlie and Harelip Harry.For me, his sumptuous imagery and poetic prose and the fact that this was an autobiographical memoir, which reads like fiction drew a comparison with Gerald Durrell s My Family and Other Animals. though herein lies a Steinbeck esque darkness.The story harks back to the rural hardship of an English village shortly after the Great War, long before such villages were served by gastropubs, delicatessens, or even motor cars Were it written today, I venture it might be titled Drinking Cider With Rosie Behind Tesco Express.Rediscovering Laurie Lee s beautiful wordplay made me initially think that his prose was wasted on a boy who could clearly imagine a clean shaven Tarzan swinging from vines through the jungle But perhaps my evidential nostalgia confirmed otherwise


  3. Fabian Fabian says:

    When you are transported directly into the childhood of the writer, you know this is a good biography When you smell the very air, when you feel that what the characters are smiling about is a scene of intense everyday hilarity, and when you want to visit THERE for just a second, just for the sake of both reader and writer, just for the sake of experience , well, then you know you are dealing with a superlative type of novel, which weaves truth with literature at an almost mythical level Br When you are transported directly into the childhood of the writer, you know this is a good biography When you smell the very air, when you feel that what the characters are smiling about is a scene of intense everyday hilarity, and when you want to visit THERE for just a second, just for the sake of both reader and writer, just for the sake of experience , well, then you know you are dealing with a superlative type of novel, which weaves truth with literature at an almost mythical level Britain after WW1


  4. Steven Godin Steven Godin says:

    Ahthe good old days as a little nipper rolling around in hay, tickling girls and getting kicked in the shins, licking jam off a spoon and declaring war on a swarm of wasps, trying to catch tiny fish in the local stream with a hair net, and getting tipsy on my father s homebrewed ale before getting a right good rollicking Reading Cider with Rosie bought back so many memories of my own childhood, I almost forgot about Laurie Lee s Filled with elaborate metaphors that conjure up wonderful im Ahthe good old days as a little nipper rolling around in hay, tickling girls and getting kicked in the shins, licking jam off a spoon and declaring war on a swarm of wasps, trying to catch tiny fish in the local stream with a hair net, and getting tipsy on my father s homebrewed ale before getting a right good rollicking Reading Cider with Rosie bought back so many memories of my own childhood, I almost forgot about Laurie Lee s Filled with elaborate metaphors that conjure up wonderful images of life in the English Gloucestershire countryside post WW1, Lee uses a poetical descriptive prose in describing his early life just as huge change and upheaval took place in society He offers us his intimate sharing of the people, events, and places that helped shape his days.Evoking nostalgia plays heavy throughout, that was easy for me to relate to as his home village wasn t a million miles away from where I grew up, and I felt a connection with the areas he describes There were some nods to the writing of Welshman Dylan Thomas, and although the memoir was pleasant, with some poignant moments, I just found Lee s basis a little too sweet and sickly for my liking, like being covered in honey and having a big soppy Labrador lick it off.For some reason I read this after As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning , which is the follow up to this For me, that was a far superior read, looking at time he spent crossing Spain one year with little in the way of possessions.Cider With Rosie, considering he wrote this in his fifties, clearly shows he had a good mind, as at times you feel it s Laurie the child doing the writing, the youth and enlightenment to life s sharp realities brings a mixture of emotions, and truly showcases a by gone era that captured the heart and soul of growing up in this specific period in time A decent read but he has written better , that was let down by the most pointless introduction, featuring too many quotes from the yet read book, and the print wasn t great either Looked like a photocopy of a photocopy


  5. Milica Milica says:

    Before I started reading this book, I was warned that it is extremely boring, or as my colleague put it 200 pages of absolutely nothing going on, that it s a complete waste of paper and time as well.But after I d read a few pages, I quickly realized that I was enjoying the book immensely I love the way he describes simple, everyday things, feelings, smells in a way that instantly makes you feel nostalgic about your childhood, that makes you wish to go out of town and settle in the countryside Before I started reading this book, I was warned that it is extremely boring, or as my colleague put it 200 pages of absolutely nothing going on, that it s a complete waste of paper and time as well.But after I d read a few pages, I quickly realized that I was enjoying the book immensely I love the way he describes simple, everyday things, feelings, smells in a way that instantly makes you feel nostalgic about your childhood, that makes you wish to go out of town and settle in the countryside And how it makes you look on the times when you actually had enough time to spend with your family


  6. Chrissie Chrissie says:

    This is not merely a biography or description of a special time and place the Cotswolds the years after the First World War , it is prose poetry It is the lyrical fashion in which it is written that is its outstanding element The story unfolds not chronologically but rather by theme There is a chapter on summer and winter A chapter on festivals A chapter on school A chapter on sexual awakening A chapter entitled The Kitchen which is the center of a home, and here we hear of his family, This is not merely a biography or description of a special time and place the Cotswolds the years after the First World War , it is prose poetry It is the lyrical fashion in which it is written that is its outstanding element The story unfolds not chronologically but rather by theme There is a chapter on summer and winter A chapter on festivals A chapter on school A chapter on sexual awakening A chapter entitled The Kitchen which is the center of a home, and here we hear of his family, his mother and father and half sisters, half brothers and brothers His father departed at the age of three His mother waited for years and years and years for his father s return She waited and waited, raising the kids from both his marriages, until his father s death made clear he was never to return Laurie Lee s mother and his half sisters shaped what was to be his home The essence of home is not just described but felt His mother s essence is not just described but felt too You leave the memoir knowing well not just Laurie Lee but his mother and his sisters too You leave the memoir feeling the passage of the old Cotswolds into the new Horses replaced by cars, songs and tales by candlelight in the evening to the wireless Life in the village to life out there in the beyond The girls married and gone The absence of pigs Laurie Lee draws contrasts vividly then and now, summer and winter, quiet and bustle, presence and absence Laurie Lee narrates this, his own book His voice quavers, but it is full of emotion I went from disliking it in the beginning to thinking it was perfect by the book s end In the middle I disassociated myself from what I was hearing by repeating the magnificent lines in my head Then my need to do this suddenly stopped I began to love the narration The book covers only his childhood and teens It is the first of a trilogy which covers the later years of his life See this you love lyrical writing, read this book


  7. Duane Duane says:

    I enjoyed this little book, so to say I was somewhat disappointed sounds disingenuous, but I honestly thought this would be a 5 star read All the ingredients were there classic, set in The Cotswolds area of England in the early twentieth century, the musings of an adult about his childhood days when life was slow and oh so mellow kind of thing But my imagination just didn t take flight to that place I wanted to go Parts of it were good, I especially liked the chapter on the grannies, only I enjoyed this little book, so to say I was somewhat disappointed sounds disingenuous, but I honestly thought this would be a 5 star read All the ingredients were there classic, set in The Cotswolds area of England in the early twentieth century, the musings of an adult about his childhood days when life was slow and oh so mellow kind of thing But my imagination just didn t take flight to that place I wanted to go Parts of it were good, I especially liked the chapter on the grannies, only if the whole of it could have been like that Still a good read 4 stars


  8. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    If anything, I would buy this book for the sole purpose of flipping it randomly to any page to be confronted by Laurie Lee s unforgettable mastery of descriptive detail He belongs to a talented class of writers, which includes John Muir, who have the ability to capture nature in writing and speak to the reader in an inclusive and intimate manner Everything in this autobiography is written with such a full, fresh, and loving fondness making it impossible not to like the obscure village of Slad, If anything, I would buy this book for the sole purpose of flipping it randomly to any page to be confronted by Laurie Lee s unforgettable mastery of descriptive detail He belongs to a talented class of writers, which includes John Muir, who have the ability to capture nature in writing and speak to the reader in an inclusive and intimate manner Everything in this autobiography is written with such a full, fresh, and loving fondness making it impossible not to like the obscure village of Slad, England and its lively villagers Reading the verdant descriptions in this book is like biting into the largest, juiciest piece of fruit you ve ever eaten Even the moldy, dripping, cottage walls, constant struggle for food, nine living and three dead siblings, numbing cold of winter, and common English brawling and beatings don t seem that bad because they re described so beautifully It must have been just awful at times, but one might never know how wonderful too if not for his telling of it However, reader be warned, don t fall in love like I did with the bucolic, English countryside of Lee s childhood because it does not exist any As he describes at the end of the book, that prelapsarian picture of village life that had existed for thousands of years, ended shortly after the first automobile came clanking down their narrow dirt roads It is fortunate that Laurie Lee happened to be there to experience it and possessed the ability to document it with the vision of a poet before it disappeared


  9. Nigeyb Nigeyb says:

    A beautifully written eulogy for a magical childhood and a lost world Cider With Rosie is unquestionably a five star read I think this is my third read and so, of course, I knew already that Cider With Rosie was wonderful but I had forgotten just how wonderful It s simply a perfect book an elegiac, beautifully written, poignant, melancholic, and, above all, life reaffirming One of the most beautifully written books I know of right up there with A Month in the Country and The Remains of the A beautifully written eulogy for a magical childhood and a lost world Cider With Rosie is unquestionably a five star read I think this is my third read and so, of course, I knew already that Cider With Rosie was wonderful but I had forgotten just how wonderful It s simply a perfect book an elegiac, beautifully written, poignant, melancholic, and, above all, life reaffirming One of the most beautifully written books I know of right up there with A Month in the Country and The Remains of the Day A poetic prose poem which is both accessible and a constant delight That the world described is less than a hundred years ago is extraordinary Truly the motor car has irrevocably changed our world and our lives beyond all recognition We are blessed that Laurie Lee was on hand, at the tail end of the old era, to chronicle it so memorably I m so taken with Cider With Rosie, and the autobiographical trilogygenerally, that I have visited Slad, Laurie Lee s village of which he writes to memorably in this book, twice in 2018, and of course no visit to the Slad valley is complete without visiting the Slad village pub The Woolpack.http thewoolpackslad.comIt s now something of a shrine to Laurie Lee.If you ve yet to read Cider With Rosie then I am very jealous.5 5 Laurie Lee s autobiographical trilogyCider With Rosie 1959 As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning 1969 A Moment of War 1991 As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning is probably my favourite book of the three however all are excellent


  10. Ellie Ellie says:

    Ok, his prose is great We all agree on that He almost gives the reader synesthesia from his descriptions It s excellent HOWEVER I was sickened by some of the things I ve read both in the book and surrounding it I have searched through many other reviews, and all I ve really found is this book is so great because or Laurie Lee is the best author because he captures England at it s finest blah blah blah He kind of does, but then again, it s nauseatingly rose tinted, and you can basicall Ok, his prose is great We all agree on that He almost gives the reader synesthesia from his descriptions It s excellent HOWEVER I was sickened by some of the things I ve read both in the book and surrounding it I have searched through many other reviews, and all I ve really found is this book is so great because or Laurie Lee is the best author because he captures England at it s finest blah blah blah He kind of does, but then again, it s nauseatingly rose tinted, and you can basically HEAR him saying I can t believe how appalling the youth of today is etc , I remember, back in my day, we would never etc etc snooze boring etc.Not only is Mr Lee somewhat racist, he is also sexist And no, I don t care if that s what they did at the time, that doesn t make it ok It also doesn t mean it s the perfect wonderful England to look back on where everyone wants to live, because I wouldn t want to live in a country where it s ok to call a woman of I imagine African origin both a Negress and to describe her thus Mrs Moore was a jolly, eye bulging, voodoo like creature who took charge of us with primitive casualness He subsequent treatment of women is pretty awful too, from describing when he had to go and sleep in his own bed, away from his mother as my first lesson in the gentle, merciless rejection of women Because, of course, we are all the same, we all reject men and we re all cold and evil and have no feelings Not only that, he also sleeps around frequently, from the age of ELEVEN , and writes, extremely casually no less, about a rape that he and his friends planned one time Not that it actually occurs But that s not the point The intention was there to rape a Christian girl, probably because she is extremely innocent, and his descriptions of said girl aren t especially flattering.All of this, coupled with the aged look of back in the day, things were wonderful, our family had pride in itself and we made a name for ourselves in the village, everyone knew the name we bore blah blah blah all of that, makes for a pretty sour ending to what I thought was going to be a quaint look at country life in the early 20th century Maybe it is Maybe Mr Lee is adding in these unsavory parts to show how everything wasn t perfect But I doubt it I would like to know why he is hailed as such a hero, when I believe Thomas Hardy gives a much better impression of rural life and with spectacles that have not been near a rose bush in a thousand years


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