As I Walked out One Midsummer Morning, Paperback

As I Walked out One Midsummer Morning Paperback

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series


As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning is a beautiful and moving follow-up to Laurie Lee's 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...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9780241953280



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