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[Ebook] ➧ A Field Full of Butterflies By Rosemary Penfold – Pikavippi-ilman-luottotietoja.us

A Field Full of Butterflies Rosemary Penfold Was Born In 1938 In A Traditional Gypsy Wagon, And Grew Up In The Fields Of The English Countryside In This Beautiful And Evocative Memoir, She Recounts Her Life Within A Loving Extended Family And Small But Close Knit Community.From Early Memories Of Her Father Bringing Home Oranges During The War, To The Simple Beauty Of A Field Full Of Butterflies On A Hot Summer S Day, Rosemary S Stunningly Elegant Narrative Captures The Love And Losses, Hopes And Struggles, Traditions And Prejudices That Bound Her To Her Family And Helped Her Adapt To A Fast Changing World Rosemary S Story Is A Moving Testament To A Forgotten World And A Rapidly Disappearing Way Of Life.

[Ebook] ➧ A Field Full of Butterflies  By Rosemary Penfold – Pikavippi-ilman-luottotietoja.us
  • Paperback
  • 291 pages
  • A Field Full of Butterflies
  • Rosemary Penfold
  • English
  • 22 March 2017
  • 1409120953

    10 thoughts on “[Ebook] ➧ A Field Full of Butterflies By Rosemary Penfold – Pikavippi-ilman-luottotietoja.us


  1. says:

    A biographical account of a Gypsy Romany family growing up during and after WW2 This reads as if written by a child It is definitely in need of a good edit as there was a lot of repetition, even whole sentences were repeated within a few paragraphs of each other A lot of the detail also seemed just to be fleshing out the narrative rather than adding anything interesting I lost track of all of the names characters as they all blended together.I gave up on this book as it just didn t keep my i A biographical account of a Gypsy Romany family growing up during and after WW2 This reads as if written by a child It is definitely in need of a good edit as there w...


  2. says:

    Nostalgic memoir of growing up as a gypsy that was enjoyable in parts but didn t hold my interest the whole way through


  3. says:

    Charming memoirs of a childhood in the English countryside Not so much an expose of the Gypsy life as it is a remembrance of a life well lived with a focus on what s important Much of the Gypsy aspects of the story are merely ancillary or background to it rather than a focus And many of the stories don t sound all too dissimilar to stories of my own family growing up in depression era coal country of Pennsylvania A book NOT to be looked at as a source for a deeper understanding of Gy...


  4. says:

    Informative and interesting, unfortunately neither the author s voice nor the structure of the book captivate.


  5. says:

    I m not a fan of memoirs biographies but the thought of a Romany childhood intrigued me as there s something a touch romantic about a gypsy caravan meandering down country lanes though thats a very idealised notion I know but there s none of that here While it s a nostalgic tale of a lost world, to some extent it could be any pre war childhood in which money is scarce children had to make their own amusements ah the days before X boxes, wiis or whatever the current fad is, w I m not a fan of memoirs biographies but the thought of a Romany childhood intrigued me as there s something a touch ro...


  6. says:

    Rosemary s story of her childhood is at once beautiful in it s nostalgia, and heartbreaking when we have to see those we had come to love leave this world The kindness of strangers, and the cruel misunderstandings of others are intertwined into a beautiful tale of a Romany childhood.I did want to address something in the preface of this book written by Sarah Churchill.She was explaining how the Romany life was coming to an end due to the changes in society She asked, where are the American Rosemary s story of her childhood is at once beautif...


  7. says:

    I really enjoyed this book a lovely memoir.blurb reads Rosemary Penfold was born in 1938 in a traditional Gypsy wagon, and grew up in the fields of the English countryside In this beautiful and evocative memoir, she recounts her life within a loving extended family and small but close knit community From early memories of her father bringing home oranges during the war, to the simple beauty of a field full of butterflies on a hot summer s day, Rosemary s stunningly elegant narrative captures t I really enjoyed this book a lovely memoir.blurb reads Rosemary Penfold was born in 1938 in a traditional Gypsy wagon, and grew up in the fields of the English countryside In...


  8. says:

    This was an enchanting story of a now lost world of old Gypsy life Full of charm and humour a really lovely story.Back Cover Blurb Rosemary Penfold was born in 1938 in a traditional Gypsy wagon and grew up in the fields of the English countryside In this beautiful and evocative memoir, she recounts her life within a loving extended family and small but close knit community.From early memories of her father bringing home oranges during the war to the simple beauty of a field full of butterfli This was an enchanting story of a now lost world of old Gypsy life Full of charm and humour a really lovely story.Back Cover Blurb Rosemary Penfold was born in 1938 in a traditional Gypsy wagon and grew up in the fields of the English countryside In this beautiful and evocative memoir, she recounts her life within a loving extended family and small but close knit commun...


  9. says:

    I never really connected with any of the characters and felt it over romanticized their lives I gave it three stars because I did like the scenes where they went to school and were first exposed to mainstream culture It s worth a library read, but probably not wo...


  10. says:

    it was a OK read but would not usually read this type of book but gave it ago it teaches you not to judge a person of any back ground as a lot of people do when it come s to gypsy s they may cheat or con as bu...

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