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The Stopping Places

UPDATE 23/07/18: The Stopping Places was featured once again in The Sunday Times in John Carey’s review of David Cressy’s Gypsies: “[a] richly poetic memoir”.

Damian Le Bas‘s The Stopping Places has been reviewed by Jackie Annesley for The Sunday Times. 

“To read The Stopping Places is to better understand the curious history of the Roma and how they have survived into 21st-Century Britain. Who knew that they first arrived here in 1505, that ‘chav’, ‘cushti’ and ‘wonga’ are all Romani words, or that they believe a pillow of dried hops helps you sleep?”

Read the full review here (paywall).

Follow Damian on Twitter here. Buy a copy of the book, out on 7th June, here, or at your local bookshop by clicking the link to the right.

 

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