Excerpt From: Cider with Rosie, 3 of 3

photo by Sylvia

Almost anything that caught her wandering eye, Mother gathered and brought indoors. In bottles, tea pots, dishes, and jugs, in anything old or beautiful, she’d put roses, beech-boughs, parsley, hellebore, garlic, cornstalks, and rhubarb.

from Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee, 1959

12 thoughts on “Excerpt From: Cider with Rosie, 3 of 3”

    1. Thank you Curt. I actually thought this photo would work best as a black and white but once I made it black and white, I realized the red books and the warm grey were really necessary, so I went back to the original. Thank you for noticing. πŸ™‚

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      1. Dale, it’s not of this era and is very out of step in one chapter in particular with our world and sensibilities of today. I know this is a book that is studied in English Literature classes throughout England by school children and I don’t know how they handle sensitive topics within literature. I haven’t been in school for over 30 years so discussions about misogyny and race within literature were barely discussed in my experience. I would hope in our current times a beautiful book like this would inspire some very serious conversations that would lead to some much needed self awareness. Ok, that’s way too much information for such a small little comment. Sorry, I got a little carried away. Thanks for stopping by Dale πŸ™‚

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      2. I love books not of this era (and have already bought it for my Kindle πŸ˜‰ ) And I think they should be taught so that conversations are invited. It’s important to look back and discuss so that we can move forward while understanding the past.

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