Towns in the Cotswold region
Laurie Lee Biography
Laurie Lee (1914-1997) is perhaps the most famous writer to come out of Gloucestershire. Educated at Slad Village School and Stroud Central School, he worked in an office in Stroud before travelling around Europe.
Laurie Lee works
Laurie Lee wrote mainly about the quiet charm of the Cotswolds including the widely popular Cider with Rosie, centred around his country boyhood in a secluded Cotswold village.
His volumes of poetry, (The Sun my Monument, 1944: The Bloom of Candles, 1947 and My Many Coated Man, 1955) speak mainly of the beauty of the natural world.
If ever I saw a blessing in the air,
I see it now in this still early day,
Where lemon green the vaporous morning drips,
Wet sunlight on the powder of my eye.
From ‘April Rise’ by Laurie Lee
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