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After All These Years
After All These Years

After All These Years

Our Gypsy Journey Continues


224 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, ePub, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: January 2013

ISBN 9781907396960

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

University Hertfordshire Press (Jan 2013)
University Of Hertfordshire Press

Price: $18.95


Set in the context of the Gypsies’ long and rich history, this autobiography secures the memories of the old ways of Gypsy life and culture at the dawn of the 21st century. Full of the author’s vivid recollections, these pages recount her experiences growing up as a Gypsy in rural England. At the heart of her story is her “gorgie mush,” Terry, whom she married despite her family’s strong disapproval that he wasn’t a Gypsy. Together they embraced one another’s ways of life, bringing up their children to love the best of both worlds. This tale of one family’s unique way of life takes readers on a journey that constantly travels between various places and cultures.

Author Biography

Maggie Smith-Bendell is an activist who campaigns for the rights of Gypsies to live peacefully in accordance with their culture. She is the recipient of a British Empire Medal for her work and is the author of Our Forgotten Years, which has also been published as Rabbit Stew and a Penny or Two.