Laurie Lee’s memoir of his growing-up days in an English village is chockful of sensual writerly delights, alongside good humour and appreciation for days long gone.
From Wikipedia: ‘Cider with Rosie is a 1959 book by Laurie Lee. It is the first book of a trilogy that continues with As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning and A Moment of War. It has sold over six million copies worldwide.’
Cider with Rosie is worldfamous, but totally new to me — once again reminding me to be humble, as my knowledge — even about things I love, like books — is so little.
I’ll be keeping an eye out for this:
Laurie Lee takes you into a world as detailed and large as if you were there yourself. You can almost see it, hear it, taste it. I was a little slow to appreciate the “very full” writing style but, as I made my way toward the “obligatory” (not really, but I try) 100th page, Lee’s life in that small village in Cotswold came alive.
So many wonderful things yet to discover. It’s endless. How do people lose their sense of wonder and appreciation? Life is … okay, here comes the platitude … life is full of surprises.
A statement that isn’t a platitude: Life is Right in Any Case. It came from a movie, Kama Sutra, and was the words of a woman whose lover had just been executed by elephant. Longtime readers, please accept my apology for repeating myself. I will have mentioned it before.
Classic Stewed Cabbage
Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Cookies
I’d leave you the links, but just discovered these recipes haven’t been posted to the online collection. This happens often and is a surprise every time, because I think it was done long ago! Ooh, I’ll just go look it up on the website! Yeesh. Guess not.