The Girl in the Painted Caravan: Memories of a Romany Childhood

by Eva Petulengro | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 9781447202011 Global Overview for this book
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Journal Entry 1 by book_drunkard from Osgood, Indiana USA on Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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Born into a Romany gypsy family in 1939, Eva Petulengro's childhood seemed idyllic. They travelled the country in their painted caravan, spending their evenings singing and telling stories by the fire. She didn't go to school. When she was unwell her family would gather wild herbs to make remedies. They would hunt game and rabbits for food, and to make a living, the men tended horses while the women would read palms. But in the post-war era, her perfect world was turned upside down...

Eva describes the characters in her family, including her grandfather 'Naughty' Petulengro and her five beautiful aunts who entranced everyone they met. THE GIRL IN THE PAINTED CARAVAN vividly captures a way of life that has now, sadly, all but disappeared.

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