Our Forgotten Years

Our Forgotten Years KINDLE Our Forgotten Years Author Maggie Smith Bendell Federicoscridel.eu Full Of The Language And Lore Of The Gypsies, This Remarkable Memoir Offers Insight Into The Romani Way Of Life From An Insider S Perspective Maggie Smith Bendell Shares Stories From Her Traditional Gypsy Childhood In The Rural South Of England, From Traveling The Countryside And Facing Hardships, Such As The Death Of A Family Member, To Catching Wild Animals And Earning A Living From The Woods, Hedgerows, And Fieldwork In The Area Moving And Inspiring, This Account Also Reflects Upon The Changes In The Law And Agriculture That Have Undermined The Gypsies Sense Of Freedom And Have Contributed To The Author S Position As A Prominent Campaigner For Gypsy Rights Filled With Traditional Recipes, Crafts, Old Songs, And Romani Words, This Record Includes The Knowledge And Skills That Have Been Passed On From Generation To Generation. This book was OK, which is really the only thing I can say about it After reading the Little House books, I was hoping for the same day to day depth from this book, but there wasn t really a lot to it.It was one of those autobiographical stories that flit from subject to subject, but never delve very deep Family life, history, death, birth, marriage and day to day life are presented in the slimmest of detail, and I got all the different characters mixed up because they weren t described much This book was OK, which is really the only thing I can say about it After reading the Little House books, I was hoping for the same day to day depth from this book, but there wasn t really a lot to it.It was one of those autobiographical stories that flit from subject to subject, but never delve very deep Family life, history, death, birth, marriage and day to day life are presented in the slimmest of detail, and I got all the different characters mixed up because they weren t described much, just introduced and then left to one side The last section was very different to the rest of the book, as it was all about the authors efforts to
This wasn t a book that gripped me, hence it took me ages to read with umpteen other books read in between The reminiscences of a gypsy childhood were very well depicted interesting to read, the matter of fact way in which the author described some of the tragedies which befell her family only made themtragic since the book was a memoir of the author s life, it naturally chronicled the changes to the gypsy peoples freedom wrought by legislation police pressure, but t This wasn t a book that gripped me, hence it took me ages to read with umpteen other books read in between The reminiscences of a gypsy childhood were very w
An incredible read A fascinating insight into the Romani culture of the 50s Very upsetting towards the end reading about the continuing hardships experienced by Romani Gypsies as they struggle to find land, acceptance and dignity.I get so angry when I read or hear ignorant p
I have never read such an honest and open account of a Romany family It was fascinating reading and told from the author s pov as a young girl with all her memories growing up in the life She tells it with their expressions and lovely b
A rather sweet albeit moving at times, tale of life from the perspective of the traveller people, terribly moving at times but also parts that make you smile too Loved the insight and determination to hold on to traditions and cultural beliefs So pleased I have read thi
I love this book informative, fun yet incredibly moving A magical glimpse into life on the road. Love reading these sort of books This is a candid and entertaining account of one woman s life growing up in a gypsy family It isn t particularly well written, but it is an easy and enjoyable read. Rabbit stew and a penny or twoAbsolutely brilliant read around every page was great can not wait to readabsolutely brilliant well recommended very interesting read Wonderfully written in plain English about a bygone era of simpler time in England.

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  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • Our Forgotten Years
  • Maggie Smith-Bendell
  • English
  • 05 January 2018
  • 1902806913