Stone CradleLarge Print - 2007
As the Romany people struggle to survive the changes of the 20th century, the author charts one family's path through persecution and tragedy, asking, can the Romany spirit survive in a century that no longer has space for them? Clementina Smith is a young girl when she gives birth to her illegitimate son, Elijah. Others have been put out on the highroad for less, but Clementina's Dei and Dadus stick by her and Elijah grows up greatly loved by his tight-knit family. Then he meets a non-Romany girl... The history of three generations is charted from the farms of the Fens in the 1870s through Victorian Cambridge to modern-day Peterborough. How do Travellers adapt to a century that no longer needs them, and what is everyone to do when two women in a family can hardly stand the sight of one another?
Publisher: Long Preston : Magna, 2007
Edition: Large print ed
Description: 430 p. (large print) ; 23 cm
Branch Call Number: LP Doug