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Author photo. Photo from 1945 (Poetry since 1939, British Council)

Photo from 1945 (Poetry since 1939, British Council)

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Cider with Rosie 2,471 copies, 51 reviews
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning 1,138 copies, 28 reviews
A Rose for Winter 351 copies, 4 reviews
A Moment of War 322 copies, 10 reviews
I Can't Stay Long 210 copies, 3 reviews
Red Sky at Sunrise 122 copies, 1 review
Selected Poems 43 copies, 1 review
Two Women 17 copies
Summer: Vintage Minis 12 copies, 1 review
The Firstborn 12 copies
The Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse (Contributor, some editions) 248 copies, 3 reviews
A Literary Christmas: An Anthology (Contributor) 107 copies
An Oxford Book of Christmas Stories (Contributor) 62 copies, 1 review
Light on a Dark Horse (Foreword) 25 copies, 1 review
The Penguin New Writing No. 31 (Contributor) 10 copies
A Vintage Christmas (Vintage Minis) (Contributor) 7 copies, 1 review
The Penguin New Writing No. 28 (Contributor) 5 copies
The Penguin New Writing No. 18 (Contributor) 5 copies
The Penguin New Writing No. 23 (Contributor) 5 copies
Cotswold Ballads. (Foreword) 3 copies
The Penguin New Writing No. 21 (Contributor) 2 copies
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Laurence "Laurie" Lee was born and raised in a rural part of England in a bygone era of innocence and simplicity, which he lovingly described in his most famous work, an autobiographical trilogy consisting of Cider with Rosie (1959), As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (1969) and A Moment of War (1991). Cider with Rosie continues to be one of the most popular books in Britain, and is sometimes used as a school text in English literature. He fought on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War and during World War II, he made documentary films for the UK government. Before devoting himself entirely to writing in 1951, Lee worked as a journalist and as a scriptwriter. In 1950, he married Catherine Francesca Polge and the couple had one daughter.
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