Sunday, 31 March 2013

Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee

"Granny Trill and Granny Wallon were rival ancients and lived on each other's nerves, and their perpetual enmity was like mice in the walls and absorbed much of my early days."

My favourite chapter of this book was the one about the two grandmothers' perpetual dislike of each other. It was so delightfully realised. There were portions of the book that were a little strange to say the least - the planned and failed rape of Lizzy was particularly odd. There is, however, much to delight within this little novel that chronicles village life in the Cotswolds for a growing young boy.  4 out of 5.

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