From the author of Cider With Rosie, Village Christmas is a moving, lyrical portrait of England through the changing years and seasons. Laurie Lee left his childhood home in the Cotswolds when he was nineteen, but it remained with him throughout his life until, many years later, 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. Told with a warm sense of humour and a powerful sense of history, Village Christmas brings us a picture of a vanished world.
About the Author
Laurie Lee has written some of the best-loved travel books in the English language. Born in Stroud, Gloucestershire, in 1914, he was educated at Slad village school and Stroud Central School. His most notable work is the autobiographical trilogy Cider with Rosie, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, and A Moment of War.
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd.