The Girl in the Painted Caravan: Memories of a Romany Childhood

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Pan Macmillan UK, Feb 9, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
Born into a Romany gypsy family in 1939, Eva Petulengro's childhood seemed to her to be idyllic in every way. She would travel the country with her family in their painted caravan and spend evenings by the fire as they sang and told stories of their past. Her family would gather wild herbs to make traditional remedies, hunt game and rabbits, and while the men tended horses to make a living, the young girls would join the women in reading palms.

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Interesting, different biography. Eva is born to a travelling Romany family, living in England. Dubbed "gypsies" by the "gorgers" (the non-travellers), they make their living going town to town for ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Eva Petulengro spent her childhood on the road with her family in their beautiful painted caravan, before going on to become one of the country's leading astrologers, with many famous clients. She lives in Brighton today near her daughter Claire, who followed the family tradition and is a popular astrologer and author.

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