Smoke In The Lanes : Happiness and Hardship on the Road with the Gypsies in the 1950s Paperback / softback
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 352 pages, Integrated: 16, b/w drawings
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 01/09/2011
- Category: Autobiography: general
- ISBN: 9780349000039
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