Our Forgotten Years

Our Forgotten Years

A Gypsy Woman's Life on the Road

eBook - 2009
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Maggie Smith-Bendell was born on the edge of a pea field near Bridgwater in Somerset in 1941. She and her family are Romani Gypsies and as she grew up Maggie learned the old crafts and customs of the Gypsies' traditional way of life. Her family travelled the length and breadth of the countryside, eking a living from the woods and hedgerows, catching rabbits, pheasants and wild duck. They did all manner of fieldwork for farmers including picking peas, beans and hops & ndash; and as soon as Maggie was old enough she contributed to the family's labour. Ever since they arrived in Europe centuries a.
Publisher: Hatfield : University of Hertfordshire Press, 2009
ISBN: 9781905313884
Characteristics: 1 online resource (256 pages)


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