Cider with Rosie, Laurie Lee's bestselling autobiography, immortalised an era and a place. In it he recalls the glories of a country boyhood in the beautiful Slad valley in Gloucestershire. His was a slow, mellow England, one 'of silence... of white roads, rutted by hooves and cartwheels, innocent of oil and petrol'. It is an unforgettable elegy to a world that has all but vanished.
'It distils and preserves the essence of a bygone rural age and the heady spririt of childhood which haunted it.'