Smoke in the Lanes: Happiness and Hardship on the Road with the Gypsies in the 1950s by Dominic Reeve

Smoke in the Lanes: Happiness and Hardship on the Road with the Gypsies in the 1950s by Dominic Reeve

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* A vivid and charming memoir of Gypsy life in the 1950s

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In the 1950s the Romani people lived on the brink of great change. In their bright wooden wagons they journeyed between horse-fairs and traditional stopping places - stoic, humorous and wild, often poverty-stricken but protective of their freedom - on the fringes of a society that was soon to close around them. Dominic Reeve describes his life among the Gypsies: the feuds and fairs, the joyful muddy squalor of an outdoor existence. He evokes an unforgettable cast of fireside characters - bold children, fierce matriarchs and dandyish villains in snap-brimmed hats - and tells of sharp deals done and rings run round country policemen, of love affairs, dances and open-air feasting. Smoke in the Lanes is the vivid, memorable record of a disappeared world.

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SKU GOR003056025
Title Smoke in the Lanes: Happiness and Hardship on the Road with the Gypsies in the 1950s
Author By (author) Dominic Reeve
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 352
ISBN 10 0349000034
ISBN 13 9780349000039
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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In the 1950s the Romani people lived on the brink of great change. In their bright wooden wagons they journeyed between horse-fairs and traditional stopping places - stoic, humorous and wild, often poverty-stricken but protective of their freedom - on the fringes of a society that was soon to close around them. Dominic Reeve describes his life among the Gypsies: the feuds and fairs, the joyful muddy squalor of an outdoor existence. He evokes an unforgettable cast of fireside characters - bold children, fierce matriarchs and dandyish villains in snap-brimmed hats - and tells of sharp deals done and rings run round country policemen, of love affairs, dances and open-air feasting. Smoke in the Lanes is the vivid, memorable record of a disappeared world.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR003056025
Title Smoke in the Lanes: Happiness and Hardship on the Road with the Gypsies in the 1950s
Author By (author) Dominic Reeve
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 352
ISBN 10 0349000034
ISBN 13 9780349000039
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No

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