Down in the Valley

Down in the Valley A Writer's Landscape - Penguin Modern Classics

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Synopsis

A moving portrait of the landscape that shaped the life of Laurie Lee, the beloved author of Cider With Rosie

'Before I left the valley I thought everywhere was like this. Then I went away for 40 years and when I came back I realized that nowhere was like this.'

Laurie Lee walked out of his childhood village one summer morning to travel the world, but he was always drawn back to his beloved Slad Valley, eventually returning to make it his home.

In this portrait of his Cotswold home, Laurie Lee guides us through its landscapes, and shares memories of his village youth - from his favourite pub to winter skating on the pond, the church through the seasons, local legends, learning the violin and playing jazz records in the privy on a wind-up gramophone.

Filled with wry humour and a love of place, Down in the Valley is a writer's tribute to the landscape that shaped him, and where he found peace.

Book information

ISBN: 9780241411698
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 828.91409
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 7255
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 90g
Height: 129mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 13mm