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Laurie Lee
Born 26 June 1914
Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Died 13 May 1997 (aged 82)
Slad, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Author, screenwriter, poet

I wanted to communicate what I had seen, so that others could see it.
We were living in the Slad Road when my father left us. I was about three.
That last winter was a tragic story and I got no personal honour out of it but I was a witness to it.
Laurie Lee
It was a world that I wanted to record because it was such a miracle visitation to me.
Laurie Lee
What she did was to open our eyes to details of country life such as teaching us names of wild flowers and getting us to draw and paint and learn poetry.
Laurie Lee
I expected to be shot at any moment and if they had done I would have understood, that they couldn't take risks with someone foolhardy or so unpredictable.
Laurie Lee
I have been sitting watching that ever since I came back, the continuous variations of light and shadow.
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But our waking life, and our growing years, were for the most part spent in the kitchen, and until we married, or ran away, it was the common room we shared.
Laurie Lee
I don't know what idiocies drove me in those days, but they were naive, innocent idiocies in many ways.
Laurie Lee