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Cider with Rosie 43 editions

Cover of: Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee
About the Book

Cider with Rosie is a wonderfully vivid memoir of childhood in a remote Cotswold village, a village before electricity and cars, a timeless place on the verge of change. Growing up amongst the fields and woods and characters of the place, Laurie Lee depicts a world that is both immediate and real and belongs to a now-distant past.

'It sings in the memory' Sunday Times

Laurie Lee's matchless memories of his childhood, told in glittering prose and with a wonderfully wicked sense of comedy, have made Cider with Rosie one of the most famous of all autobiographies. One of eight children, Laurie Lee was born in 1914, in Slad, Gloucestershire, then a remote corner of England. As his father was absent, the large family -- five children from his father's first marriage and three from his second one -- was brought up by his capable mother. "We lived where he had left us; a relic of his provincial youth; a sprawling cumbersome, countrified brood too incongruous to carry with him; and I, for one, scarcely missed him. I was perfectly content in this world of women . . . bullied and tumbled through the hand-to-mouth days, patched or dressed-up, scolded, admired, swept off my feet in sudden passions of kisses, or dumped forgotten among the unwashed pots." Lee's memoir opens when he was just a baby younger than three years old and ends as he becomes a young man experiencing his first kiss. "I turned to look at Rosie. She was yellow and dusty with buttercups and seemed to be purring in the gloom; her hair was rich as a wild bee's nest and her eyes were full of stings. I did not know what to do about her, nor did I know what not to do. She looked smooth and precious, a thing of unplumbable mysteries, and perilous as quicksand." This beloved classic describes a lost world, a world reflecting the innocence and wonder of childhood, and illuminating an era without electricity or telephones. This is England on the cusp of the modern era, but it could have been anywhere. This may explain why Cider with Rosie became an instant bestseller when it was published in 1959, selling over six million copies in the UK alone, and continues to be read by children and adults all over the world. - Amazon (from The Midwest Book Review)

43 editions First published in 1959

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Publisher unknown
The edge of day
in English
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1959, Hogarth Press
Cider with Rosie.
in English
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1959, Book Club
Cider with Rosie
Paperback in English
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1959, Hogarth Press
Cider with Rosie
in English
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1959, Hogarth Press
Cider with Rosie
in English
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1960, Hogarth Press
Cider with Rosie.
in English
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1960, Hogarth Press
Cider with Rosie
in English
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1962, Penguin
Cider with Rosie.
in Undetermined
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1962, Penguin Books
Cider with Rosie
Paperback in English
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1962, Penguin
Cider with Rosie
in English
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1962, Penguin Books
Cider with Rosie
in English
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1963, Chatto & Windus
Cider with Rosie.
in English
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1965, Hogarth Press
Cider with Rosie
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1965, Time
The edge of day
in English
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1975, Book Club Associates and John Player and Sons
Cider with Rosie
in English
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1976, Longman
Cider with Rosie
in English
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December 1979, Longman
Cider with Rosie
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
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1980, Time-Life Books
Cider with Rosie
in English
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1983, Penguin
Cider with Rosie
in English
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1984, Century
The illustrated Cider with Rosie.
in English
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1984, Crown Publishers
The illustrated Cider with Rosie
Hardcover in English - 1st American ed.
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1984, Guild Pub.
The illustrated Cider with Rosie.
in English
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1989, Cresset
The illustrated Cider with Rosie
in English
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1992, Chatto & Windus
Cider with Rosie
in English
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1992, Chatto& Windus
Cider with Rosie
in English
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December 31, 1993, Argo
Cider with Rosie
Audio Cassette
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November 3, 1993, Heinemann Educational Secondary Division
Cider with Rosie (Heinemann Plays)
Hardcover - New Ed edition
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August 15, 1994, Argo
Cider with Rosie
Audio Cassette
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1994, Chivers Press
Cider with Rosie
in English - Large print ed.
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July 4, 1994, BBC Audiobooks
Cider with Rosie (BBC Radio Collection)
Audio Cassette
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1995, Chivers
Cider with Rosie
in English - Large print ed.
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January 10, 1998, Penguin Books Ltd
Cider with Rosie
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January 29, 1998, Penguin Books Ltd
Cider with Rosie (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
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1998, BCA
CIDER WITH ROSIE
Hardcover in English
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April 6, 1998, BBC Audiobooks
Cider with Rosie (BBC Radio Collection)
Audio Cassette
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1999, Akadine Press
Cider with Rosie
Unknown Binding in English - A Common Reader ed edition
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1999, Cresset Press
The illustrated Cider with Rosie
in English
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May 25, 2000, Penguin Books Ltd
Cider with Rosie (Penguin Modern Classics)
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December 2001, ISIS Audio Books
Cider With Rosie
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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September 5, 2002, VINTAGE (RAND)
Cider with Rosie
Paperback in English
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September 5, 2002, VINTAGE (RAND)
Cider with Rosie
in English
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March 2004, ISIS Audio Books
Cider with Rosie
Audio Cassette in English - Library Ed edition
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2008, David R. Godine, Publisher
Cider with Rosie
in English

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