Caravans and Wedding Bands -Memories of a Romany Life

Caravans and Wedding Bands -Memories of a Romany Life

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For Romany Eva Petulengro, marrying outside her culture was a big step to take. And now she had to adapt...
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For Romany Eva Petulengro, marrying outside her culture was a big step to take. And now she had to adapt to living with a gorger - and her husband had to adapt to living with her! In this charming sequel to The Girl in the Painted Caravan, she describes their first eventful years of married life in Brighton, and the birth of their four children.

As traditional Romany ways were disappearing day by day, Eva clung on tightly to her heritage, refusing to say goodbye to the only world she had ever known. In this wonderful book, she provides fascinating glimpses into the lives of her family and their past, telling tales of their whirlwind romances and travelling adventures. She also describes becoming a famous clairvoyant, with celebrity clients lining up to have their palms read, and talks about many of the colourful characters she meets along the way. But it was the Swinging Sixties and an innocent Romany girl could easily find herself in some strange situations . . .

Funny and heart-warming, Caravans and Wedding Bands vividly captures a time when life was changing for ever for the Romanies - and yet their spirit remained the same.