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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 22 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book The Stopping Places: A Journey Through Gypsy Britain by Damian Le Bas
    The Stopping Places: A Journey Through Gypsy Britain - by Damian Le Bas

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784704131 | ISBN 10: 178470413x

    *BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week*  '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-grandmoth ... more

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  • Cover image of book Romaphobia: The Last Acceptable Form of Racism by Aidan McGarry
    Romaphobia: The Last Acceptable Form of Racism - by Aidan McGarry

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781783603992 | ISBN 10: 1783603992

    Identifies the origins of Romaphobia, and points to meaningful ways to promote the inclusion of Roma in society.   Demonised by the media and persecuted for hundreds of years Roma communities are among the most persecuted groups in Europe. Based o ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Met Lucky People: The Story of the Romani Gypsies by Yaron Matras
    I Met Lucky People: The Story of the Romani Gypsies - by Yaron Matras

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780241954706 | ISBN 10: 0241954703

    In I Met Lucky People, Yaron Matras, the world's leading authority on the Romani, explains why we need to reconsider how we view their culture. Who are the Romani people? As one of the last remaining societies in the Western hemisphere with a str ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Minority and the State: Travellers in Britain in the Twentieth Century by Becky Taylor
    A Minority and the State: Travellers in Britain in the Twentieth Century - by Becky Taylor

    £14.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780719091261 | ISBN 10: 0719091268

    This is a new paperback edition of Becky Taylor's history of Britain's travelling communities in the twentieth century. It draws together detailed archival research at local and national level to explore the impact of state and legislative developmen ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gypsies of Britain by Janet Keet-Black
    Gypsies of Britain - by Janet Keet-Black

    £6.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780747812364 | ISBN 10: 0747812365

    Gypsies have been a part of the British and European social fabric for centuries and have faced prejudice and oppression for nearly as long, since at least the time of Henry VIII. Theirs is a peripatetic existence, dwelling in tents and in caravans ... more

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  • Cover image of book No Place to Call Home: Gypsies, Travellers and the Road Beyond Dale Farm by Katharine Quarmby
    No Place to Call Home: Gypsies, Travellers and the Road Beyond Dale Farm - by Katharine Quarmby

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781851689491 | ISBN 10: 1851689494

    The shocking, poignant story of rejection, eviction and the fight for a home.  They are reviled. For centuries the Roma have wandered Europe; during the Holocaust half a million were killed. After World War II and during the Troubles, a wave ... more

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  • Cover image of book Traveller Homes by
    Traveller Homes - by 'Traveller' Dave Fawcett

    £14.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781445604237 | ISBN 10: 144560423x

    Living in a 1966 Albion Chieftan lorry, converted to a house, Traveller Dave has spent much of the past two decades in Europe, working in farms and travelling around, all the time taking photographs of the other interesting traveller homes he has see ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beneath the Blue Sky: 40 Years of the Gypsy Traveller Life by Dominic Reeve
    Beneath the Blue Sky: 40 Years of the Gypsy Traveller Life - by Dominic Reeve

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780349138824 | ISBN 10: 0349138826

    Romani Gypsy and author of the classic Smoke in the Lanes Dominic Reeve gives a heartwarming and candid account of Romani life on the road from the late 1950s on.   In a lifetime traversing Britain's lanes and byways, Dominic Reeve has witness ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gypsy Girl: A Life on the Road. A Journey to Freedom by Rosie McKinley
    Gypsy Girl: A Life on the Road. A Journey to Freedom - by Rosie McKinley

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781444708264 | ISBN 10: 1444708260

    A life lived on the road and a heart that will always belong there.  Imagine being born into a world where communities are constantly on the move, but freedom is not a birthright.  Rosie grew up travelling all over England and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Little Gypsy: A Life of Freedom, A Time of Secrets by Roxy Freeman
    Little Gypsy: A Life of Freedom, A Time of Secrets - by Roxy Freeman

    £6.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781849833448 | ISBN 10: 1849833443

    Born in 1979, Roxy Freeman grew up travelling around Ireland and England in a traditional horse-drawn wagon with her mother and father and six siblings. Life was harsh but it was a childhood of freedom spent in harmony with nature. Roxy didn't know h ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Girl in the Painted Caravan: Memories of a Romany Childhood by Eva Petulengro
    The Girl in the Painted Caravan: Memories of a Romany Childhood - by Eva Petulengro

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780330519991 | ISBN 10: 0330519999

    A fascinating glimpse into the world of the Romany in the 1940s and 50s, just as that world was changing forever.   Born into a Romany gypsy family in 1939, Eva Petulengros childhood seemed to her to be idyllic in every way. She would tr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rabbit Stew & a Penny or Two: A Gypsy Family
    Rabbit Stew & a Penny or Two: A Gypsy Family's Hard Times and Happy Times on the Road in the 1950s - by Maggie Smith-Bendell

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780349123615 | ISBN 10: 0349123616

    Born on a Somerset pea-field in 1941, the second of eight children in a Romani family, Maggie Smith-Bendell has lived through the years of greatest change in the travelling communitys long history. As a child, Maggie rode and slept in a horse-drawn ... more

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  • Cover image of book Danger! Educated Gypsy: Selected Essays by Ian Hancock, edited by Dileep Karanth
    Danger! Educated Gypsy: Selected Essays - by Ian Hancock, edited by Dileep Karanth

    £25.00   hardback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781902806983 | ISBN 10: 1902806980

    Professor Ian F. Hancock, Gypsy, scholar, linguist, activist (although not necessarily or always in that order), has spent a good deal of his life kicking against the received opinions and dearth of opportunities that have long oppressed the Romani c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pilgrims of the Mist: The Stories of Scotlands Travelling People by Sheila Stewart
    Pilgrims of the Mist: The Stories of Scotlands Travelling People - by Sheila Stewart

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781841587523 | ISBN 10: 1841587524

    Sheila Stewart, singer, storyteller and author, is one of the last in the line of Scotlands travelling people. The way of life of the old travellers tramping the country roads, camping in the woods, hawking, fortune-telling and temporary work on f ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Last Bastion of Racism?: Gypsies, Travellers and Policing by John Coxhead
    The Last Bastion of Racism?: Gypsies, Travellers and Policing - by John Coxhead

    £17.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781858563909 | ISBN 10: 1858563909

    For the first time we are taking a skills based approach to driving racism out of the police service rather than a training approach which could never work. The Last Bastion is a definitive text to help move the agenda forward to focus on skills, ens ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Yellow on the Broom: The Early Days of a Traveller Woman by Betsy Whyte
    The Yellow on the Broom: The Early Days of a Traveller Woman - by Betsy Whyte

    £7.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781841581354 | ISBN 10: 1841581356

    The Yellow on the Broom is the first part of Betsy Whytes autobiography. Not only is it a fascinating insight into the life and customs of traveller people in the 1920s and 1930s, it is also a thought-provoking account of human strength and weakness ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gypsies: An Illustrated History by Jean-Pierre Liegeois
    Gypsies: An Illustrated History - by Jean-Pierre Liegeois

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780863565540 | ISBN 10: 0863565549

    The Gypsies have always been subject to myths about their origins, customs and social organisation, in large part because of widespread ignorance. In this lively and informative book, Jean-Pierre Liegeois redresses this shortcoming.  Starting w ... more

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  • Cover image of book Red Rowans and Wild Honey by Betsy Whyte
    Red Rowans and Wild Honey - by Betsy Whyte

    £7.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781841580708 | ISBN 10: 1841580708

    This is a sequel to the popular Yellow on the Broom. It takes Betsy Whyte's (1919-1988) story to the end of World War II, and includes additional material not previously published.  It recounts, in vivid detail, the heady years of adolescence, h ... more

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  • Cover image of book We Are the Romani People by Ian Hancock
    We Are the Romani People - by Ian Hancock

    £9.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9781902806198 | ISBN 10: 1902806190

    We Are the Romani People is intended primarily as a sourcebook for teachers, social workers and others interacting with Romanies ('Gypsies') in - or from - Central and Eastern Europe, but will be invaluable to anybody who wants to know more about the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Traveller Children: A Voice for Themselves by Cathy Kiddle
    Traveller Children: A Voice for Themselves - by Cathy Kiddle

    £22.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9781853026843 | ISBN 10: 1853026840

    "This book is an excellent read for all students, practitioners and managers in teaching. It also offers valuable insight to community and youth workers and social workers. It should also be read by all local authority workers and managers who have ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Roads of the Roma by Ian Hancock, Siobhan Dowd and Rajko Djuric (Eds)
    The Roads of the Roma - by Ian Hancock, Siobhan Dowd and Rajko Djuric (Eds)

    £11.99   paperback   (1998) - ISBN 13: 9780900458903 | ISBN 10: 0900458909

    From their departure from India in the early middle ages to the present day, the Romani people have faced slavery, pogroms, expulsions, hangings, firebombings and - in Nazi occupied Europe - genocide. In this unique anthology, Romani poets and write ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and their Journey by Isabel Fonseca
    Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and their Journey - by Isabel Fonseca

    £9.99   paperback   (1996) - ISBN 13: 9780099740216 | ISBN 10: 0099740214

    "Isabel Fonseca's book is literally a revelation: a hidden world - at once ignored and secretive, persecuted and unknown - is uncovered in these absorbing pages. She writes with grace, insight and passion, and peoples her text with vibrant characters ... more

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