About the book
This is a vivid memoir of childhood in a remote Cotswold village, a village before electricity or 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 belonging to a now distant past.
Reviewed by Between the Leaves
Our group was split 50/50. Half thought it was a delightful, evocative picture of a time gone by, never to be again, warts and all! The other half thought it dragged, bordering on boring with nothing of substance. Personally I thought it was WONDERFUL.
Star rating: ***