Laurie Lee

Laurence Edward Alan "Laurie" Lee, MBE (26 June 1914 13 May 1997) was an English poet, novelist and screenwriter, who was brought up in the small village of Slad in Gloucestershire.

Laurie Lee
Born(1914-06-26)26 June 1914
Stroud, Gloucestershire, England
Died13 May 1997(1997-05-13) (aged 82)
Slad, Gloucestershire, England
Resting placeSlad churchyard
OccupationAuthor, screenwriter, poet
Notable worksCider with Rosie
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning
A Moment of War
Notable awardsMember of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
Years active1934–1997
SpouseCatherine Francesca Polge
RelativesJack Lee (brother)

His most notable work is the autobiographical trilogy Cider with Rosie (1959), As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (1969), and A Moment of War (1991). The first volume recounts his childhood in the Slad Valley. The second deals with his leaving home for London and his first visit to Spain in 1935, and the third with his return to Spain in December 1937 to join the Republican International Brigades.