A Field Full of Butterflies : Memories of a Romany Childhood, Paperback

A Field Full of Butterflies : Memories of a Romany Childhood Paperback


Gypsy tales from the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author...Rosemary Penfold was born in 1938 in a traditional Gypsy wagon, and grew up in the fields of the English countryside.

In this beautiful and evocative memoir, she recounts her life within a loving extended family and small but close-knit community. From early memories of her father bringing home oranges during the war, to the simple beauty of a field full of butterflies on a hot summer's day, Rosemary's stunningly elegant narrative captures the love and losses, hopes and struggles, traditions and prejudices that bound her to her family and helped her adapt to a fast-changing world.

Rosemary's story is a moving testament to a forgotten world and a rapidly disappearing way of life.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
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  • Category: Autobiography: general
  • ISBN: 9781409120957



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