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The Stopping Places

Damian Le Bas will be speaking about The Stopping Places at Dulwich Books.

Join Damian at 7PM on Thursday 6th September. Buy tickets here.

Damian Le Bas grew up surrounded by Gypsy history. His great-grandmother would tell him stories of her childhood in the ancient Romani language; the places her family stopped and worked, the ways they lived, the superstitions and lores of their people. But his own experience of life on the road was limited to Ford Transit journeys from West Sussex to Hampshire to sell flowers.

In a bid to better understand his Gypsy heritage, the history of the Britain’s Romanies and the rhythms of their life today, Damian set out on a journey to discover the atchin tans, or stopping places – the old encampment sites known only to Travellers.

Follow Damian on Twitter here.

The Stopping Places was Radio 4’s book of the week – listen to Damian reading it here.

He was also interviewed on the Prom Interval on Radio 3.

Buy a copy of the book here, or at your local bookshop by clicking the link to the right.

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