a 1959 book by Laurie Lee (published in the US as Edge Of Day: Boyhood in the West of England, 1960). It is the first book of a trilogy consisting of As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (1969) and A Moment of War (1991). It was adapted for the stage by James Roose-Evans.
The novel is an account of Lee's childhood in the village of Slad, Gloucestershire, England, in the period soon after the First World War. It chronicles the traditional village life which disappeared with the advent of new developments, such as the coming of the motor car, and also of the experience of childhood seen from many years later. The identity of Rosie was revealed years later to be Lee's distant cousin Rosalind Buckland.
Cider with Rosie was dramatized for television by the BBC in 1970 and again in 1998 by Carlton Television for ITV.