Laurie Lee

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‘You are the one spark in my life’: Laurie Lee’s loving letters to secret daughter
Newly discovered exchanges between the Cider with Rosie author and painter Yasmin David show their joy at finding one another

Vanessa Thorpe

03, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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The Guardian view on the 'festival of Brexit': judge it on its results | Editorial
Editorial: Festival UK 2022 has announced its participants – and there’s no sign of tub-thumping jingoism


29, Mar, 2021 @5:47 PM

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Top 10 books about adventures | Philip Marsden
From mapping the Siberian wilderness to walking penniless across Europe, the best adventures are unsought, but lived intensely

Philip Marsden

22, Jul, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Books to transport you: the best travellers' tales for troubled times
From Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s flights over deserts to Scott’s last expedition to the Antarctic, Sophy Roberts picks her favourites

Sophy Roberts

04, Jul, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Our honeymoon that never ended | Brief letters
Brief letters: Slad valley | Philip Larkin | The Bull, Ambridge | Boris Johnson | The 2020s | G2


01, Jan, 2020 @6:08 PM

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Top 10 books about walking in Britain | Gail Simmons
Travelling on foot is a national obsession that has inspired a whole tradition of great writing, from Laurie Lee to Iain Sinclair

Gail Simmons

03, Jul, 2019 @11:05 AM

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Emma Smith obituary
Author who enjoyed a resurgence when her bestselling 1950 novel The Far Cry was republished more than 50 years later

Danuta Kean

24, Apr, 2018 @4:39 PM

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How I beat anorexia by savouring the lavish meals of literature
Laura Freeman had the eating disorder since her teens, but the enticing food conjured by Charles Dickens and Laurie Lee set her free

Sarah Hughes

17, Feb, 2018 @12:20 PM

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The happy list: readers’ responses
We asked you to tell us which cultural pick-me-ups are best at beating the blues. Here are 10 of your top joy-giving films, books and more

Compiled by Harry Parker with Guardian readers

22, Jan, 2017 @7:30 AM

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Your book-sharing stories: from a grandma’s precious gift to an online date gone wrong
Here are the titles our readers love to share at any opportunity – plus their best anecdotes around the act of giving and receiving books

Guardian readers and Marta Bausells

12, Jan, 2016 @1:36 PM

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Guardian readers' comfort library
Jane Austen rubs shoulders with Ernest Hemingway, Samuel Beckett sits next to Harry Potter in the great self-help archive assembled by our contributors

Claire Armitstead and Guardian readers

19, Nov, 2015 @7:22 AM

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Laurie Lee’s daughter on her discovery of his unseen essays: ‘I fought the tears’
Jessy Lee found the works in her father’s papers at the British Library – and now they will be published for the first time

Dalya Alberge

03, Oct, 2015 @11:05 PM

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