Laurie Lee supposedly said he turned to prose when his passion for poetry died. But this second autobiographical volume was a continuation of his poetry by other means. It has romance, adventure, politics and war, the tragedy of 1930s Spain. It sucked me in the first time I read it, making me want to follow. So I did. And still it draws me back. If you think you’re tired of Spain, read (or re-read) this.
Published by Penguin, rrp £8.99. Available from Amazon and any good bookshop.
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