A Field Full of Butterflies : Memories of a Romany Childhood

by Rosemary Penfold

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A touching and insightful memoir of a young gypsy girl growing up with her family in a long-gone world, by a finalist from THE PEOPLE'S AUTHOR competition on THE ALAN TITCHMARSH SHOW.  Rosemary's story is a moving testament to a forgotten world and a rapidly disappearing way of life.

Sarah Broadhurst

A Field Full of Butterflies : Memories of a Romany Childhood Synopsis

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 within 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.

A Field Full of Butterflies : Memories of a Romany Childhood Press Reviews

'An enchanting story of a lost world, related with charm and good humour.'
Alan Titchmarsh

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ISBN: 9781409120957
Publication date: 14/04/2011
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409120957
Publication date: 14th April 2011
Author: Rosemary Penfold
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, The Real World,
Categories: Autobiography: general,

About Rosemary Penfold

Rosemary Penfold lives with her husband of 54 years not far from where she grew up, in the heart of Somerset. She has 4 children, 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She is still close to her extended Romany family who meet regularly for family gatherings. Although 'settled', her Romany roots mean she is still a gypsy at heart.

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