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Laurie Lee - Early life and works, Poetry, Other work and awards, Final years


Writer, born in Stroud, Gloucestershire, SWC England, UK. He was educated at the village school at Slad, where the family had moved, and worked as a scriptwriter for documentary films during the 1940s. His poetic works included The Sun My Monument (1944) and My Many-Coated Man (1955). His books Cider With Rosie (1959), As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (1969), and I Can't Stay Long (1975) are widely acclaimed for their evocation of a rural childhood and of life in the many countries he had visited. His last book, A Moment of War (1991), recalls his experiences during the Spanish Civil War.

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