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03Jul

‘You are the one spark in my life’: Laurie Lee’s loving letters to secret daughter

Newly discovered exchanges between the Cider with Rosie author and painter Yasmin David show their joy at finding one another

Adoring, hidden letters exchanged between the Cider With Rosie author Laurie Lee and the painter Yasmin David, his secret daughter from an illicit affair with a prominent member of the Bloomsbury group, have been unearthed in lockdown.

The emotional correspondence, found concealed in an old chest in the David family home in Devon, is full of the pair’s delight at finding each other and contains moving details about their efforts to build a relationship.

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