The Girl in the Painted Caravan

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Liz from Cumbria

The Girl in the Painted Caravan

James recommended this by Eva Petulengro. It's a lovely read about a way of life long gone but also about how the Romany families had to adapt to losing their traditional ways. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you for the recommendation James, it made a nice change and the fact that it was a very enjoyable read was a bonus.

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JAMES

The Girl in the Painted Caravan.

Thanks, Liz. I really enjoyed it too, and the second part is on its way, no idea if a date has been set though.

I can't wait to see Eva again and tell her how so many of my friends have enjoyed her book! :)

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Expat Badger

The Girl in the Painted Caravan

sounds interesting....

I'm reading The Woman in White - another of James's faves...happened to see it in the bookshop and remembered he raved about it so i bought it

v good so far - tho i keep nodding off on the bus so it's taking a while

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SonyaK

The Woman in White

I tried this one too, after James' raves.
Must admit I didn't get on with it - didn't like the style much, so didn't get very far. So I got it back to the library on time!!

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JAMES

sonya!

I'm shocked!
Actually, I'm not, it will not be everyones cup of tea but I adore it as you know.

Expat, hope you enjoy it, its not an easy read.

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Nausea Bagwash

"The Woman in White"

"I tried this one too, after James' raves.
Must admit I didn't get on with it - didn't like the style much, so didn't get very far. So I got it back to the library on time!!"
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I remember listening to this on "A Book at Bedtime" on my transistor radio when I was in my early teens (under the bed clothes - I wanted to be rebel but my mother wouldn't let me!). It gave me the shivers but couldn't wait for the next episode every night.

Wilkie Collins is often credited as the father of the detective story.

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Grannie Cool

The Girl in the Painted Caravan.

I too, have almost finished this on my kindle, what a great recommendation James. Took me back when I started school in about 1945 and every summer some Romany children would join us whilst their family worked in the area during hay-making and the harvest. Happy days. Keep us posted if she publishes another book. I for one would love to read it.

 
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