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Caravans and Wedding Bands: A Romany Life in the 1960s [Kindle Edition]

Eva Petulengro
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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'Funny, heart-warming and nostalgic' --Lancashire Evening Post

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For Romany Eva Petulengro, marrying outside her culture was a big step to take. And now she had to adapt to living with a gorger - and her husband had to adapt to living with her! In this charming sequel to The Girl in the Painted Caravan, she describes their first eventful years of married life in Brighton, and the birth of their four children She also reveals how she became famous as a clairvoyant, the advice her clients needed, and the attack from an enraged wife who assumed her husband's meetings with Eva meant he was having an affair. In the Swinging Sixties, a sheltered Romany girl could easily find herself out of her depth, and Eva's innocence led her into some strange situations, including a narrow escape from a notorious duchess. She also weaves in the story of her wider family, from her brother Nathan's romance and the adventures of her charming brother Eddie to her aunts and cousins in Blackpool. Funny and heartwarming, Caravans and Wedding Bands is a poignant reminder of a time when life was changing irrevocably for the Romany, and yet their spirit remained the same.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1244 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1447209443
  • Publisher: Pan; 1 edition (21 Jun 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00843O8QW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #40,574 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars CARAVANS AND WEDDING BANDS. 10 May 2013
Format:Paperback
Like having a chat over the garden fence with a neighbour who has lots of colourful anecdotes to share, a neighbour who isn't beyond name dropping, a neighbour who doesn't always get her story straight in the re-telling, whilst Caravans And Wedding Bands held a certain appeal I wasn't always comfortable reading it.

Not nearly as good a read as The Girl In The Painted Caravan, apart from all the contradictions in the story (many of them revolving around the traditional Romany wedding) I found this book to be largely lacking the appeal of the first, the insight into the authors Romany heritage sadly sparse.

Copyright: Petty Witter @ Pen and Paper.

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5.0 out of 5 stars easy, enjoyable story 24 Jan 2013
By Skit
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This is a book that lulls you into a forgotten life of Romanies and clairvoyants. It follows the adult life of one of the most famous names and as she mentions other famous names who approached her for readings. A very comfortable read,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love these 27 Mar 2014
By Mavee
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Have read all these true stories now and spent a few months reading all about the lifestyle . Engrossing this and some of the other's too . Lots of these stories out there and none of them are dull all full of life very colorful and a very different childhood ?
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the first book 16 Mar 2014
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Loved the first book so bought this but didnt enjoy as much, its worth reading if you've read the first as you get to see what happens in Eva's life, not much of the magic of old traditional Romany times that I so enjoyed reading about in the first book though!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Book no 2 12 Jan 2013
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After reading the first book I was intrigued about the second. A fascinating account. In some places I felt that the detail was as little boring hence 4 stars but I would read another book by this author'
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5.0 out of 5 stars caravans and wedding bands 23 Feb 2014
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Really enjoyed this book a lovely insight into Eva's life.Very uplifting and positive I bought this together with the girl in the painted caravan
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