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In a lifetime traversing Britain's lanes and byways, Dominic Reeve has witnessed a changing world for the Romani Gypsies. Since the 1950s, the horse-drawn wagons have given way to brightly chromed vehicles, stopping-places have disappeared - but the Travellers still cling to the precious old traditions and the freedom of an outdoor life.
Beneath the Blue Sky tells of horse-fairs and fireside deals, of snowbound Christmases and the joy of taking possession of a new motor. Dominic Reeve recalls feuds and friendships, cycles of parting and meeting, and the struggle in the face of prejudice. Above all, he paints an unforgettable picture of the self-reliance, wit and courage of the Romani people.
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Must Reads: A colourful and thought-provoking account of changing times. (Daily Mail)
A marvellous insight into life on the road and we learn of feuds, friendships and the prejudices that many Gypsies face. (Sun)
Vivid . . . [A] cast of larger-than-life characters . . . A historically valuable insider's account. (Glasgow Herald)
Romani Gypsy and author of the classic Smoke in the Lanes Dominic Reeve gives a heartwarming and candid account of Romani life on the road from the late 1950s on.
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Book Description Five Leaves Publications, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Viii + 256pp, with list of Romay dialect words at end, NEW softback in stock for immediate despatch from our long established UK bookshop ; Octavo. Seller Inventory # 61211
Book Description Five Leaves [INPRESS], 2007. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 236 pages. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __1905512023
Book Description Five Leaves Publications, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1905512023