The Folio Society commissioned a cover illustration and 7 inside pieces for “As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning” by Laurie Lee. What a job.
‘The humped little red-tiled houses, scaled and patchy, clustered around us like crabs.’
‘I was one of a gang of wheelbarrow-pushers.’
‘The beggars I remember as something special to Valladolid, something it had nursed to a peak of malformation and horror.’
‘Women and girls, looking as mysterious as Minoan dancers, stood in graceful circles winnowing the grain in the wind.’
‘When the sun rose next morning Almunecar had transformed itself, with flags fluttering from every rooftop.’