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As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning kindle ↠ A Memoir The Autobiographical Trilogy Book 2 read ´ eyltransferservices ↠ [PDF / Epub] ☀ As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning: A Memoir (The Autobiographical Trilogy Book 2) ✍ Join or creatEr As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning is the moving follow up to Laurie Lees acclaimed Cider with RosieAbandoning 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 extraordinaryperegrinations He writes like an angel and conveys thepride and vitality of the humblest Spanish life with unfailingsharpness zest and humour Sunday Times Theres a formidable instant charm in the writing that genuinely makes it difficult to put the book down New StatesmanA beautiful piece of writing Observ OK I have lived in Spain for the last fifteen years so maybe I’m biased because I love the country but this is an excellent book which captures the essence of the country over eighty years ago just before it was ripped apart by a terrible civil war Also it has to be said leaving a comfy country home at nineteen with just a violin to explore London and then walk across the whole of Spain I’d uite adventurous Having visited nearly all the areas and towns of Spain he talks about makes it even interesting and the descriptions and prose are second to none There is some excellent writing here I was a bit suspicious of the fact that from only known in one phrase “Can I have a glass of water” Lee becomes fluent in Spanish within a few weeksbut perhaps he was a better student than me I haven’t yet the books on either side of the trilogy yet but I will do after this

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As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning is the moving follow up to Laurie Lees acclaimed Cider with RosieAbandoning 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 StatesmanA beautiful piece of writing Observ This has got to be one of the most evocative memoirs ever written; it certainly tops all the other road triptravelers tales I've read As befits an award winning poet Lee's prose has a concise 3 D image making elouence that drops the reader into the center of a scene in the breathing presence of a character or into the tactile truth of a landscapeIn the mid 1930s the nineteen year old Lee sets out on foot from his Gloucestershire home with a tin of biscuits and a violin on his way to London via a hundred mile detour to coast as I'd never yet seen the sea Two years later he is fortuitously rescued off the coast of southern Spain by the Royal Navy trawling the Spanish beaches for stray Brits marooned between the warring factions of the Spanish Civil War Lee's narrative of what happens in between these events provides priceless images of life as experienced by a penniless wanderer in depression era Britain and pre modern SpainFew histories of an era or place can conjure its emotional and physical resonance uite so well as a living memory In his description of life on the road to London Lee is able to capture the essence of the failure of capitalism during the Thirties our current failure being but an echo of it's fatherSpoiler Alertuotations from the bookLee finds himself among the host of unemployed who wandered aimlessly about England at that timeThey were like a broken army walking away from war cheeks sunken eyes dead with fatigue Some carried bags of tools or broken cardboard suitcases; some wore the ghosts of city suitswalking up and down the country in a maze of jobless refusals Among them are professional tramps like Alf who taught him the ways of the road He wore a deerstalker hat so sodden and shredded it looked like a helping of breakfast fooda tramp to his bones always wrapping and unwrapping himself and picking over his bits and piecesnever passing a bit of grass that looked good for a shakedown nor a cottage that seemed ripe for charitySoon after he parts from Alf on the outskirts of Ascot the other half of society rolls into view I wasn't surprised when one of the Daimlers pulled up and an arm beckoned me from the windowWant a pheasant my man? asked a voice from inside We just knocked over a beauty a hundred yards back A uarter of an hour later I arrived at Ascot It was race weeklittle grooms and jockeys dodging among the long glossy legs of thoroughbreds; and the pedigree owners dipping their long cool necks into baskets of pate and gull's eggsAlf and the tattered lines of the workless were far away in another countryPlus ça change eh?

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As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning A Memoir The Autobiographical Trilogy Book 2Er As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning is the moving follow up to Laurie Lees acclaimed Cider with RosieAbandoning 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 extraordinaryperegrinations He writes like an angel and conveys thepride and vitality of the humblest Spanish life with unfailingsharpness zest and humour Sunday Times Theres a formidable instant charm in the writing that genuinely makes it difficult to put the book down New StatesmanA beautiful piece of writing Observ It is a fact that there is a whole legion of walkers in the world and always has been There perhaps are many like Laurie Lee and Paul Theroux who have walked to other lands but few of those have the gift of observation that sees things as they are and can write their opinion about it Lee wrote in the last century Theroux decades ago In their reading it is clear they both truly liked about their adventures the things they saw and the people they metLee in his description of those two was most informative and entertaining; a gift to the 19year old novice walker that he was The physical strength and endurance dictated by his route as well as his cleverness in finding the means to fit in and survive with the peasants of the many parts of Spain in the late 1930’s as he traveled is what amazed me It is well worth the read; a fine well written adventure