A Rose For Winter
'He writes like an angel, and conveys the pride and vitality of the humblest Spanish life with unfailing sharpness, zest and humour' SUNDAY TIMES
Andalusia is a passion and fifteen years after his last visit Laurie Lee returned.
He found a country broken by the Civil War, but the totems of indestructible Spain survive: the Christ in agony, the thrilling flamenco cry...the pride in poverty, the gypsy intensity in vivid whitewashed slums, the cult of the bullfight, the exultation in death, the humour of hopelessness ... the paradoxes deep in the fiery bones of Spain.
Rich with kaleidoscopic images, A ROSE FOR WINTER is as sensual and evocative as the sun-scorched landscape of Andalusia itself.