Description - The Stopping Places: A Journey Through Gypsy Britain by Damian Le Bas
A journey through Gypsy Britain with a dazzling new writer and native son of the Romany community
'I needed to get to the stopping places, so I needed to get on the road. It was the road where I might at last find out where I belonged.'
Damian Le Bas grew up surrounded by Gypsy history. His great-grandmother would tell him stories of her childhood in the ancient Romani language; the places they worked, the ways they lived, the superstitions and lores of their people.
In a bid to better understand his heritage, Damian sets out on a journey to discover the stopping places - the old encampment sites known only to Travellers. Through winter frosts and summer dawns, from horse fairs to Gypsy churches, Damian lives on the road, somewhere between the romanticised Gypsies of old, and their much-maligned descendants of today.
'A beautiful writer who seems born to tell this fascinating story' Amy Liptrot
Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award
Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award
Longlisted for the Wainwright Prize
Buy The Stopping Places: A Journey Through Gypsy Britain by Damian Le Bas from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication:
Other Editions - The Stopping Places: A Journey Through Gypsy Britain by Damian Le Bas
Book Reviews - The Stopping Places: A Journey Through Gypsy Britain by Damian Le Bas
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about The Stopping Places: A Journey Through Gypsy Britain book by Damian Le Bas and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)
A Preview for this title is currently not available.