As I Walked Out One Midsummer’s Morning by Laurie Lee
From 12.00 noon BST
At Goldster Book Club
As I Walked Out One Summer’s Morning by Laurie Lee is an auto-biographical account of youth with brilliant writing, captivating story-telling, observations on destitution in Britain in the 1930s and Spain heading toward war. Lee was 19-years-old – ‘still soft at the edges, but with a confident belief in good fortune…excited, vain glorious knowing I had far to go; but not, as yet, how far. It was bright Sunday morning in early June, the right time to be leaving home.’ At the end of this magnificent book, Lee is signing up to fight fascism in the Spanish civil war.