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PDF º BOOK Village Christmas And Other Notes on the English Year å LAURIE LEE å From the author of Cider With Rosie Village Christmas is a moving lyrical portrait of England through the changing years and seasonsLaurie Lee left his childhood home in the Cotswolds when he was nineteen but it remFrom the author of Cider With Rosie Village Christmas is a moving lyrical portrait of England through the changing years and seasonsLaurie Lee left his childhood home in the Cotswolds when he was nineteen but it remained with him throughout his life until many years late The slow unwrapping of Christmas in the winter dawnLee has always considered his home to be in the Cotswolds even when he left to walk across Europe his heart still remained there Village Christmas is a collection of essays and other writing about his favourite moments at home in the valley of Slad and of other times in his life He has fond memories of time long past of cold winters and frozen ponds carol singing and warm breath causing clouds as they walked The germs of spring stand on the brink of stillness life loaded but as yet unfiredIt is split into four sections one for each season with some of the seasonal delights and other wide ranging subjects like living in wartime Chelsea the Lakes country rituals and those moments as the seasons turn slowly on It is a beautifully written book with warm lyrical prose so much so that you don’t feel that you are reading it rather that you are immersed in his world and place The way that he captures times long past in intimate detail makes you capture your breath This is the first Lee book that I have read but I have recently been recommended The Cider with Rosie trilogy On the strength of this I will definitely be reading them next year

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R he returned for good This collection brings to life the sights sounds landscapes and traditions of his home from centuries old May Day rituals to his own patch of garden from carol singing in crunching snow to pub conversations and songs Here too he writes about the my I never thought I'd pick up any book by Laurie Lee; set Cider with Rosie at school to read and study I found a sense of rebellion and lost any real chance of a direct route into english literature Having read his poetic and heart affirming words in this book I am drawn to say my education will resume as soon as I find my copy of Cider with RosieThis is a collection of stories and essays about life through the seasons of the year and in some ways also mirroring the passage of time in one's life on earth His observation and knowledge of his childhood environment brings this part of the Cotswolds alive like no guide book could His writing transports you to its pastorial best although much of it had changed even in Lee's remebering although he reckons he knew he was home when he heard the blackbirds signing in a gloucestershire accentHe also spent some of his time living in London and his recollections of Chelsea are very interesting At times he takes us on a geography field trip following the course of the Severn river and reminds us of our historical past remembering the BerkeleysHowever it is his couplets and expressions that rise from each page that will live long after you close the book I thoroughly enjoyed his insights into Slagtown and remembering of his local pub The ueen's Elm His notes on marriage are so cleverly pulled together without expressing his own bias Sexual relationships now are relaxed and easy and can be slipped in and out of like sleeping bags My favourite story is simply entitled 'My Day' and details both the struggles and successes of trying to be a writer and a poetI have never judged a book by its cover this one is just magic I now will never judge a book by its author I have never been pleased to have read a book when I didn't know what to expect I trust all who pick it up will keep these stories to hand and dip into them often when they need a smile on their face or a sense of being

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Village Christmas And Other Notes on the English YearSteries of love living in wartime Chelsea Winston Churchill's wintry funeral and his battle in old age to save his beloved Slad Valley from developersTold with a warm sense of humour and a powerful sense of history Village Christmas brings us a picture of a vanished worl This book just did not turn out to be what I thought it was The title and the way the book was sectioned by season led me to think this was going to be seasonally based The first few essays about Christmas were excellent and I enjoyed a few of the essays about spring but most of the essays were not seasonal in theme