Few conversations about Patrick Leigh Fermor’s book A Time of Gifts happen without mentioning As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee. Lee’s book, also an account of a European walk, was published before Paddy’s book. They’re similar, but quite different.
In today’s episode, Jessica Vincent joins me to talk about Laurie Lee and his book. We also talk about gender representations in the book and the book’s enduring appeal.
All this is coming up in the interview, but I want to hear from you — Have you read Laurie Lee’s book? What are your thoughts? Have you read it alongside A Time of Gifts? Which do you prefer? Please leave a comment below.
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