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A Field Full of Butterflies By Rosemary Penfold

A Field Full of Butterflies

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A touching and insightful memoir of a young gypsy girl growing up with her family in a long-gone world from the runner up of THE PEOPLE'S AUTHOR competition on THE ALAN TITCHMARSH SHOW. Unabridged edition.

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A Field Full of Butterflies: Memories of a Romany Childhood by Rosemary Penfold

Rosemary Penfold's beautiful and evocative memoir of her life growing up in the fields of the English countryside is a moving testament to a forgotten world and a rapidly disappearing and often misunderstood people. Born in 1938 in a traditional Gypsy wagon and surrounded by the love of her parents and extended family in a small but close-knit community, Rosemary paints a vivid and touching portrait of a way of life that no longer exits. From her early memories of her father bringing home oranges during the war to the simple beauty of a field full of butterflies on a hot summer's day, Rosemary's stunningly elegant narrative captures the love and losses, hopes and struggles, and traditions and prejudices that bound her to her family, and helped her adapt to a fast-changing world.

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'A heartwarming and illuminating evocation of a world that is still far from lost, it is sympathetically read by Anna Bentinck.' THE TIMES 'What a lovely, uncomplicated book. If only the everyday story of those stressed-out country folk in Ambridge were as simple and as in tune with nature as this.' THE GUARDIAN

About Rosemary Penfold


Rosemary Penfold lives with her husband of 54 years not far from where she grew up, in the heart of Somerset. She has 4 children, 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She is still close to her extended Romany family who meet regularly for family gatherings. Although 'settled', her Romany roots mean she is still a gypsy at heart. Anna Bentinck was trained at Arts Educational College and has worked extensively for BBC radio. Animation voices include the series 64 Zoo Lane. Film credits include The Trojan Women, Alice in Wonderland and To The Devil a Daughter. Her many audio books range from Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, Shirley by Charlotte Bronte, The Five Children and It, by E. Nesbit, One Day by David Nicholls , Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel, The Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys, Sanditon and The Watsons by Jane Austen to The Bible.

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GOR006469378
A Field Full of Butterflies: Memories of a Romany Childhood by Rosemary Penfold
Rosemary Penfold
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Orion Publishing Co
2011-04-14
1409134067
9781409134060
N/A
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