Having managed to miss out on reading Laurie Lee’s famous memoir, Cider with Rosie, as a school child, I am currently finding myself enthralled by his poetic, vivid descriptions of his childhood in the countryside. This beautiful new paperback edition of all three of Lee’s memoirs has just been published by Penguin, and as a bonus to the wonderful contents, the jacket is designed by Mark Hearld, one of Old Fashioned Girls’ favourite modern artists. It looks absolutely gorgeous on my bedside table! – Rachel