Smoke In The Lanes: Happiness and Hardship on the Road with the Gypsies in the 1950s (Paperback)
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Smoke In The Lanes: Happiness and Hardship on the Road with the Gypsies in the 1950s (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 01/09/2011
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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.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349000039
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The real deal ... a fascinating, unflinching portrait of the rich diversity of characters and traditions of the Romani life at a time when it was threatened as never before' * Choice magazine *

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