A Gypsy Life

A Gypsy Life is Clare's account of twelve years spent cruising aboard the 69 foot Baltic Trader they found rotting in the West Indies. You don't need to be a sailor to enjoy this classic of cruising literature.

Author: Allcard Clare

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ISBN: 0956072267

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 252

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Clare and Edward Allcard and their young daughter have dared to live a life that armchair travellers can only dream about. A Gypsy Life is Clare's account of twelve years spent cruising aboard the 69 foot Baltic Trader they found rotting in the West Indies. You don't need to be a sailor to enjoy this classic of cruising literature.

Gipsy Life

In the end, this book is an excellent example of some of the rhetoric used by social reformers to try to push Parliament to help 'improve' the lives of Gypsies.

Author: George Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600074976

Category: NON-CLASSIFIABLE

Page: 296

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Having dedicated his work to Parliament, the author writes that the object of his book is "to touch the hearts of my countrymen on behalf of the poor Gipsy women and children and other roadside Arabs flitting about in our midst, in such a way as to command attention to these neglected, dark, marshy spots of human life, whose seedlings have been running wild among us during the last three centuries, spreading their poisonous influence abroad, not only detrimental to the growth of Christianity and the spread of civilization, but to the present and eternal welfare of the children; and, what I ask for is, that the hand of the Schoolmaster may be extended towards the children; and that the vans and other temporary and movable abodes in which they live may be brought under the eye and influence of the Sanitary Inspector." Need one say more? What follows is actually a rather comprehensive look at Gypsy history and culture through the eyes of a non-Gypsy. Smith's book includes many illustrations as well as contemporary articles on Gypsies published in newspapers and magazines. In the end, this book is an excellent example of some of the rhetoric used by social reformers to try to push Parliament to help 'improve' the lives of Gypsies.

The Gypsy Life of Betsy Wood

"'The Gypsy Life of Betsy Wood' gives a faithful and beautiful picture of Welsh Gypsy life which will appeal to the Gypsy-lore enthusiast, as a real contribution to knowledge in a little explored field, and to the general reader for its ...

Author: M. Eileen Lyster

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B684967

Category: Romanies

Page: 172

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"'The Gypsy Life of Betsy Wood' gives a faithful and beautiful picture of Welsh Gypsy life which will appeal to the Gypsy-lore enthusiast, as a real contribution to knowledge in a little explored field, and to the general reader for its fine human story. Betsy Wood, who herself told the authoress of the incidents here described, came of an aristocratic Gypsy clan speaking that pure dialect of Romani which the Gypsies of the principality have retained along with those of Greece and Turkey." --Dust jacket.

Gipsy Life

In the end, this book is an excellent example of some of the rhetoric used by social reformers to try to push Parliament to help 'improve' the lives of Gypsies.

Author: George Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z280054508

Category: NON-CLASSIFIABLE

Page: 296

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Having dedicated his work to Parliament, the author writes that the object of his book is "to touch the hearts of my countrymen on behalf of the poor Gipsy women and children and other roadside Arabs flitting about in our midst, in such a way as to command attention to these neglected, dark, marshy spots of human life, whose seedlings have been running wild among us during the last three centuries, spreading their poisonous influence abroad, not only detrimental to the growth of Christianity and the spread of civilization, but to the present and eternal welfare of the children; and, what I ask for is, that the hand of the Schoolmaster may be extended towards the children; and that the vans and other temporary and movable abodes in which they live may be brought under the eye and influence of the Sanitary Inspector." Need one say more? What follows is actually a rather comprehensive look at Gypsy history and culture through the eyes of a non-Gypsy. Smith's book includes many illustrations as well as contemporary articles on Gypsies published in newspapers and magazines. In the end, this book is an excellent example of some of the rhetoric used by social reformers to try to push Parliament to help 'improve' the lives of Gypsies.

Dreams of the Road

We Dream of the Road brings together memories, anecdotes, fears and the of older gypsies living in the south-west of England.

Author: Martin Philip Levinson

Publisher: Birlinn Publishers

ISBN: IND:30000111115741

Category: Oral history

Page: 216

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We Dream of the Road brings together memories, anecdotes, fears and the of older gypsies living in the south-west of England. While travelling gypsies have been a distinctive feature of south-west England for hundreds of years, today gypsies find themselves at a crossroads. Legislation restricting travel, a shortage of official sites and the loss of their traditional stopping places has led to the threat of centuries-old nomadic patterns. goes some way in preserving this rich culture.

Dictionary of Gypsy Life and Lore

SOURCE OF GYPSY MAGIC There are many good reasons for believing that the greatest part of Gypsy magic was brought by the Romany ... James Crabb, who was well acquainted with Gypsy life, a committee was formed in Southampton, in 1827, ...

Author: Harry E Wedeck

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504022743

Category: Reference

Page: 371

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Through the centuries, Gypsies all over the world have been misunderstood, maligned, rejected. Outcasts of the countries in which they live, they have wandered for centuries over the face of the earth. They have no homeland, no political unity, no recognition among nations. They have been alone, sundered, shunned, persecuted and banished. Until about a century ago, their original home had been a matter of dispute. Their language had been a source of puzzlement. Yet their conduct and their traditions, their feeling for music, dance and song, have all been acclaimed. Still they were not accepted and were forced to remain apart from conventional society. Here is their epic history, with its folktales and beliefs, its rites and customs. Here is the vast treasury of the Gypsies.

The Gypsy Life

"The Gypsy Life" refers to the free and easy lifestyle supposedly enjoyed by gypsies, specifically in relation to a nomadic way of traveling.

Author: Corrie Verbaan

Publisher: Partridge Africa

ISBN: 1482804670

Category:

Page: 190

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"The Gypsy Life" refers to the free and easy lifestyle supposedly enjoyed by gypsies, specifically in relation to a nomadic way of traveling. Never stay too long in one place. No planned itinerary, just go where the mood takes you. Be able to choose camping places in areas of natural beauty and absorb the surrounding tranquility. Appreciate that the billion-star accommodation (under the Milky Way), beats any five-star accommodation, hands down. Know that experience of new places, customs, and sometimes a peep into history gives life meaning and invigorates the soul.

Django

The first major critical biography of the great jazz musician chronicles the colorful life of guitarist Django Reinhardt, including his long musical relationship with violinist Stephane Grapelli and his wanderings around Europe and the ...

Author: Michael Dregni

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195304489

Category: Drama

Page: 326

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The first major critical biography of the great jazz musician chronicles the colorful life of guitarist Django Reinhardt, including his long musical relationship with violinist Stephane Grapelli and his wanderings around Europe and the United States.

Gypsy Princess

The true story of a Romany childhood... Gypsy Princess is a searingly honest account of what life is really like for travelling communities, for girls in particular, and captures a way of life that is slowly fading away.

Author: Violet Cannon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755362844

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 269

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The true story of a Romany childhood... Gypsy Princess is a searingly honest account of what life is really like for travelling communities, for girls in particular, and captures a way of life that is slowly fading away. If you enjoyed the memoirs of Mikey Walsh and Jess Smith, you'll be enthralled by Violet Cannon's biography. 'A fascinating and enjoyable insight into Gypsy life' - Closer A true blooded Gypsy, Violet Cannon grew up the Romany way. Life was tough at times, living in a cramped one-roomed trailer, but, unbound by strict routines, Violet spent her days learning to keep home, playing and roaming the fields with a sense of freedom long lost to the rest of modern society. Immersed in the Gypsy way of life, her childhood set her apart from other children. Bullied by classmates, and segregated from 'gorgia' kids (all non-Gypsies), Violet eventually left school at the age of nine to live a life of travel, play and learning under generations-old Gypsy rules on the fringes of society. With traditional values at the heart of her childhood, the pressure of conforming and marrying young was intense. Violet was duty-bound to find a husband, but would her marriage lead to the 'happy ever after' she grew up believing in as a Gypsy girl? What readers are saying about Gypsy Princess: 'A fascinating and realistic look at what it means to be a Gypsy in today's society. A little understanding of Gypsy traditions goes a long way and I hope we see more biographies like this one' 'Violet is so likeable and warm, and the stories are written so vividly that you can really imagine yourself there' 'I could not put this book down - from the first paragraph I was hooked. I would love to read more about this fascinating lady and her family. By the end of the book I felt as if I knew them all'

The Wind on the Heath A Gypsy Anthology Romany History Series

Some of my flora—weeds doubtless in the eyes of the horticulturis—have been chosen for their hisorical and archaeological interes, or as real illusrations of Gypsy life and thought. Yet the same wind blows over them all, and it is hoped ...

Author: John Sampson

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781528769839

Category: Social Science

Page: 388

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This magnificent Gypsy anthology was first published in London 1930. It contains over 300 items of prose and verse gleaned from classical literature, folklore, history and true Gypsy life. It has long been considered unique in its field and is very hard to find in its first edition. We have now re-published this scarce book incorporating the original text and illustrations. The book's 380 pages are divided into 12 sections designed to bring to light the chief facets of Gypsy life. They have been chosen for their historical and anthropological interest and are supported with illustrations of the real Gypsy way of life, and yet the same wind blows over all on this Gypsy heath. Contents include: The Dark Race. - The Roaming Life. - Field and Sky. - Gypsies and Gentiles. - The Romany Chye. - Gypsy Children. - Sturt and Strife. - Black Arts. - A Gypsy Bestiary. - Egipte Speche. - Scholar Gypsies. - Envoy. Also included is a glossary of Romani words. This important book is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of all with an interest in Gypsy ways.

Hearing the voices of Gypsy Roma and Traveller communities

One 15-year-old girl who has a student work placement with RSG asserts: “In my opinion, there is no contradiction between going to school and living a 'Gypsy life'. I go to school to gain knowledge and living a 'Gypsy life' is my ...

Author: Ryder, Andrew

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447313571

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Over the past decade, interest in Gypsies, Roma and Travellers (GRT) has risen up the political and media agendas, but they remain relatively unknown. This topical book is the first to chart the history and contemporary developments in GRT community activism, and the community and voluntary organisations and coalitions which support it. Underpinned by radical community development and equality theories, it describes the communities' struggle for rights against a backdrop of intense intersectional discrimination across Europe, and critiques the ambivalent role of community development in fostering these campaigns. Much of it co-written by community activists, it is a vehicle for otherwise marginalised voices, and an essential resource and inspiration for practitioners, lecturers, researchers and members of GRT communities.

Carmen a Gypsy Geography

Gypsy life, as full as it was and still is with dancing, singing, and the music of the guitar, became an anachronistic reflection of the balladeering of the Arab court and the rich tapestry of Andalusian arts ...

Author: Ninotchka Devorah Bennahum

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819573544

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 300

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The figure of Carmen has emerged as a cipher for the unfettered female artist. Dance historian and performance theorist Ninotchka Bennahum shows us Carmen as embodied historical archive, a figure through which we come to understand the promises and dangers of nomadic, transnational identity, and the immanence of performance as an expanded historical methodology. Bennahum traces the genealogy of the female Gypsy presence in her iconic operatic role from her genesis in the ancient Mediterranean world, her emergence as flamenco artist in the architectural spaces of Islamic Spain, her persistent manifestation in Picasso, and her contemporary relevance on stage. This many-layered geography of the Gypsy dancer provides the book with its unique nonlinear form that opens new pathways to reading performance and writing history. Includes rare archival photographs of Gypsy artists.

The Gypsy Caravan

Asan aside, this perhaps could be used to explain why Russia has had a love affair with Gypsy culture since atleast the early nineteenth century. Aleko livesthe Gypsy life for two happy years with his beloved Zemfira.

Author: David Malvinni

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135879143

Category: Music

Page: 288

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A formidable challenge to the study of Roma (Gypsy) music is the muddle of fact and fiction in determining identity. This book investigates "Gypsy music" as a marked and marketable exotic substance, and as a site of active cultural negotiation and appropriation between the real Roma and the idealized Gypsies of the Western imagination. David Malvinni studies specific composers-including Liszt, Brahms, Rachmaninov, Janacek, and Bartók-whose work takes up contested and varied configurations of Gypsy music. The music of these composers is considered alongside contemporary debates over popular music and film, as Malvinni argues that Gypsiness remains impervious to empirical revelations about the "real" Roma.

Representations of the Gypsy in the Romantic Period

altered version of the text (An Apology for the Life of Bampfylde-Moore Carew, which appeared at the end of the 1740s) explicitly identifies in its title the beginnings of his wandering life with his 'entering into a society of gypsies' ...

Author: Sarah Houghton-Walker

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191030161

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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In early eighteenth-century texts, the gypsy is frequently figured as an amusing rogue; by the Victorian period, it has begun to take on a nostalgic, romanticized form, abandoning sublimity in favour of the bucolic fantasy propagated by George Borrow and the founding members of the Gypsy Lore Society. Representations of the Gypsy in the Romantic Period argues that, in the gap between these two situations, the figure of the gypsy is exploited by Romantic-period writers and artists, often in unexpected ways. Drawing attention to prominent writers (including Wordsworth, Austen, Clare, Cowper and Brontë) as well as those less well-known, Sarah Houghton-Walker examines representations of gypsies in literature and art from 1780-1830, alongside the contemporary socio-historical events and cultural processes which put pressure on those representations. She argues that, raising troubling questions by its repeated escape from the categories of enlightenment discourses which might seek to 'know' or 'understand' in empirical ways, the gypsy exists both within and outside of conventional English society. The figure of the gypsy is thus available to writers and artists to facilitate the articulation of dilemmas and anxieties taking various forms, and especially as a lens through which questions of knowledge and identity (which is often mutable, and troubling) might be focussed. .

The Gypsy s Parson His Experiences and Adventures

Fifty years ago, the Gypsy colony hard by my childhood's home told of a movement not then by any means new. ... administration of “justice,” and the pressure of the times generally, had caused many a Gypsy to adopt a sedentary life.

Author: George Hall

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465611680

Category:

Page: 307

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A TANGLE of sequestered streets lying around a triple-towered cathedral; red roofs and gables massed under the ramparts of an ancient castle; a grey Roman arch lit up every spring-time by the wallflower’s mimic gold; an old-world Bailgate over whose tavern yards drifted the sleepy music of the minster chimes; a crooked by-lane leading down to a wide common loved by the winds of heaven—these were the surroundings of my childhood’s home in that hilltop portion of Lincoln which has never quite thrown off its medieval drowsiness. Not far from my father’s doorstep, as you looked towards the common, lay a narrow court lined with poor tenements, and terminating in a bare yard bounded by a squat wall. Every detail of this alley stands out in my memory with the sharpness of a photograph; the cramped perspective of the place as you entered it from our lane, the dreary-looking houses with their mud-floored living-rooms fronting upon the roadway, the paintless doors and windows, the blackened chimneys showing rakish against the sky, all combined to make a picture of dun-coloured misery. There were, it is true, a few redeeming features gilding the prevailing drabness of the scene. The entrance to the court had a southerly outlook upon green fields stretching up to the verge of the Castle Dyking, or, to revive its more gruesome name, “Hangman’s Ditch,” so called from the grim associations of a bygone day. From these fields a clean air blew through the court, rendering it a less unwholesome haunt for the strange folk who dwelt within its precincts; while not half a mile distant lay the breezy common, a glorious playground for the children of Upper Lincoln.

Allward

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Ethel Stefana Stevens

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0366738151

Category:

Page: 398

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Excerpt from Allward: A Story of Gypsy Life You're as safe as a mole beneath the ground. Dad's not said a word. Bless you, he wouldn't even call a doctor, in case-like. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Gypsy Travellers in Nineteenth Century Society

Village Life and Labour ( 1975 ) . Sandford , J. , Gypsies ( 1975 ) . Sanger , ' Lord ' , G. , Seventy Years a Showman : My Life and Adventures in Camp and Caravan the World Over ( 1908 ) . Sheppard , F. H. W. , Survey of London ...

Author: David Mayall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521323975

Category: Social Science

Page: 261

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This study is the first attempt at a historical analysis of British Gypsy-travellers, revealing the distinctive way of life and economy of the group and the manner in which they remained apart from the major economic developments of the nineteenth century and clashed with structures and mores of the dominant host society. The outcome was a mixture of negotiation, incorporation, resistance, and conflict.

Gypsy Girl

As life at home became unbearable Rosie met Stevie, a traveller boy who promised her a different kind of life. But, Stevie was battling his own demons and Rosie's journey to freedom had only just begun.

Author: Rosie McKinley

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks

ISBN: 1444708260

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

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A life lived on the road and a heart that will always belong thereImagine 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 Ireland in her family's caravan. She had an idyllic childhood roaming fields and meadows with her younger brothers and sisters - free from the trappings of modern life, but restricted by the expectations of her culture. When Rosie was 14, the family's happiness was shattered when her grandfather - who was loved and respected by the whole community - was killed in a tragic accident. Suddenly everything in Rosie's life unravelled and she was forced to abandon the traditional way of life she loved. Her family fell apart and Rosie tried her best to take care of her younger siblings and hold the family together. As life at home became unbearable Rosie met Stevie, a traveller boy who promised her a different kind of life. But, Stevie was battling his own demons and Rosie's journey to freedom had only just begun...

Romani Culture and Gypsy Identity

Under Communist rule , as any one family showed itself capable of leading a non - Gypsy life by , for instance , maintaining good work records , building itself a slightly better than average house , and accumulating domestic goods ...

Author: Thomas Alan Acton

Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press

ISBN: 0900458763

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

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Romany culture is perhaps the most Indo-European of all. The ancestors of the Gypsies left India around 1000 years ago and mixed with every culture on the way to produce a variety of Romany dialects and well-known cultural achievements from Hungarian Gypsy music to the English Gypsy caravan. Such images somehow co-exist, however, with continuous persecution.