A Time from the World

A Time from the World

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By (author) Rowena Farre, By (author) Jay Griffiths, Illustrated by Alice Pattullo

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  • Publisher: Little Toller Books
  • Format: Paperback | 189 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 216mm x 18mm | 360g
  • Publication date: 28 February 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Wimborne Minster
  • ISBN 10: 1908213205
  • ISBN 13: 9781908213204
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 707,237

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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.

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