As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (Penguin Modern Classics)

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As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (Penguin Modern Classics)

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (Penguin Modern Classics)

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He bonded with young people who were also impoverished--laborers and fisherman who were hoping for a better life when a leftist government came into power in 1936. I’d enjoyed the two slow days coming down the English Channel and across the Bay of Biscay, smelling the soft Gulf winds blowing in from the Atlantic and feeling the deep easy roll of the ship. Never having seen the sea, he walked to Southampton, and then walked onto London to meet his girlfriend and work as a labourer for a year before going onto Spain where he walked the length of the country. He is young, with a youthful sense of adventure, and he indulges in a young man's activities of drinking and chasing girls, but is also resourceful and responsible for his age and rarely indulges to excess. Much like Sebald's 'Rings of Saturn' there is something of a creative and fictional current running through 'As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning.

When Billy can’t find the informant, he wonders if Kate is secretly harboring her, since the two grew close during Kate's weeks undercover. Anyway, maybe it was the age thing, being hyper-sensitive because of the funeral, it being a windy, stormy night, or the ginger wine, but I read the whole thing in a night. What makes the book special, and in that which it excels, is Lee´s ability to capture the ambiance of time and place. For the most part he leads an itinerant existence busking as a fiddle player to generate money to eat and drink. When Laurie Lee set out on foot from his home in the Gloucestershire village of Slad one midsummer morning in 1935 he was 19 and off to see the world with only his violin for company.Perched on the sharpest of these, and scattered along its crumbling edge, Toro looked like dried blood on a rusty sword.

The drowned men rose from the pavements and stretched their arms, lit cigarettes and shook the night from their clothes. In 1934 the world is still recovering from the horror of the 1st world war but already preparing for the 2nd, the turmoil that will engulf Europe is under way and the main players already in position.The best of the 3 autobiographical books poet Laurie Lee wrote, this one concerns his walking tour of Spain just before the Spanish Civil War. New and familiar characters abound, voiced by a bright mix of performers, including Kat Dennings, Regé-Jean Page, Emma Corrin, Michael Sheen, Kristen Schaal, Brian Cox, John Lithgow, Jeffrey Wright, and so many more, including fan-favorite narrators Simon Vance and Ray Porter. I wriggled out of the blanket, crawled on to the ridge and lay in the rising sun, and was met by the resinous smell of drying bushes, peppery herbs and stones. Among them were carpenters, clerks, engineers from the Midlands; many had been on the road for months, walking up and down the country in a maze of jobless refusals, the treadmill of the mid-30s.

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