A Time from the World (Nature Classics Library)

A Time from the World (Nature Classics Library)

By: Rowena Farre (author), Jay Griffiths (author), Alice Pattullo (illustrator)Paperback

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Rowena Farre led a double life while studying art in London as a young woman. For months on end she would disappear to Scotland or the English-Welsh borderlands, where she lived as part of a Gypsy community. Here she met different kinds of travellers - tramps and mumpers, tinkers and didikais, and the enigmatic Romanies - all living on the fringes of society. She found it an uncertain existence of hard work and modest means, fruit-picking, labouring on farms, hawking goods from village to village. But she also found a life of rewarding friendships, unusual freedom, and even love. Written by a woman who refused to acknowledge the social divisions that keep us apart, A Time From the World is an intimate account of a nomadic culture that is repeatedly sensationalised, glamourised, demonised, and just plain misunderstood. Rowena Farre was a remarkable woman, a traveller in the truest sense, whose life was driven by an enduring curiosity in her fellow human beings.

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Product Details

  • publication date: 27/10/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781908213204
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 189
  • ID: 9781908213204
  • weight: 295
  • ISBN10: 1908213205

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