The Stopping Places – Damian Le Bas
“A beautiful book about belonging: both a map of a secret landscape and a rich, thoughtful memoir. Damian Le Bas is the perfect guide . . . his writing is lyrical, informed, and deeply humane’ Jon Day
Le Bas grew up surrounded by Gypsy history; his great grandmother would tell him stories in the Romani language. Recounting the places that they stopped and worked and the way that they lived. In a bid to understand this part of his heritage (Le Bas did not grow up in a travelling community himself) he sets out to discover the rhythms of todays British Romanies.
For another inside take on growing up in the travelling community I recommend Gypsy Boy by Mikey Walsh.
Paperback. 310 pages
12.8cm x 19.8cm x 1.9cm