As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning is the autobiography of author Laurie Lee. The book tells the story of Lee’s journey from his birthplace in Slad, Gloucestershire, to London as a young man. Along the way, he experiences all manner of adventures and misadventures – from hitchhiking across Europe to working on a sheep farm in Spain. The book is an engaging and charming read that provides a unique glimpse into life during the 20th century.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who enjoys autobiographies or memoirs. It provides a unique glimpse into life during the 20th century, and offers an interesting perspective on travel and adventure.
- The book provides a unique glimpse into life during the 20th century.
- It is an engaging and charming read.
- Lee’s writing style is lyrical and evocative.
- The book is poorly edited and contains numerous grammatical errors.
- It is repetitive in nature and can be difficult to read at times.
- Despite the author’s engaging storytelling, the book fails to provide a truly compelling narrative arc.
Learn more about the author
Laurie Lee was born in Slad, Gloucestershire, England on May 5, 1914. He worked as a journalist and radio broadcaster before publishing his first book, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, in 1959.Lee published several other books over the course of his career, including Cider With Rosie (1959), Across Spain With A Donkey In Tow (1962) and The Sun My Monument (1968).He died on April 1st 1997.
“Laurie Lee’s beautifully written autobiography transports the reader back to a time of innocence and wonder. It is an enchanting tale of one young man’s journey from rural England to the bustling streets of London, and his subsequent adventures in Europe.”
“Lee’s account of his youthful journey across Europe is as enchanting and fresh as when it was first published.”
“Laurie Lee’s enchanting account of his childhood and young adulthood is a testament to the power of remembered experience to sustain us through difficult times. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in British culture, or just looking for an enjoyable memoir.”
“This is a book that I simply couldn’t put down. It’s the kind of story that you feel like you’re living right along with the author, experiencing everything alongside him.”