A Time from the World Paperback
Illustrated by Alice Pattullo
Part of the Nature Classics Library series
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 189 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Little Toller Books
- Publication Date: 27/10/2013
- Category: Biography: general
- ISBN: 9781908213204