A Field Full of Butterflies

A Field Full of Butterflies

Memories of A Romany Childhood

Book - 2011
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"Rosemary Penfold was born in 1938 in a traditional Gypsy wagon and grew up in the fields of the English countryside.  In this beautiful and evocative memoir, she recounts her life with in a loving extended family and small but close-knit community.  From early memories of her father bringing home oranges during the war to the simple beauty of a field full of butterflies on a hot summer's day, Rosemary's stunningly elegant narrative captures the love and losses, hopes and struggles, traditions and prejudices that bound her to her family and helped her adapt to a fast-changing world.  Rosemary's story is a moving testament to a forgotten world and a rapidly disappearing way of life." -- back of book
Publisher: London Orion 2011
ISBN: 9781407242903
Characteristics: 291 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm


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