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A Time from the World

Biography / Memoir Nature Writing
By: Rowena Farre(Author), Alice Pattullo(Illustrator), Jay Griffiths(Introduction By)
189 pages, b/w illustrations
A Time from the World
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Rowena Farre led a double life while studying art in London as a young woman. For months on end she would disappear to Scotland or the English-Welsh borderlands, where she lived as part of a Gypsy community. Here she met different kinds of travellers – tramps and mumpers, tinkers and didikais, and the enigmatic Romanies – all living on the fringes of society. She found it an uncertain existence of hard work and modest means, fruit-picking, labouring on farms, hawking goods from village to village. But she also found a life of rewarding friendships, unusual freedom, and even love.

Written by a woman who refused to acknowledge the social divisions that keep us apart, A Time From the World is an intimate account of a nomadic culture that is repeatedly sensationalised, glamourised, demonised, and just plain misunderstood. Rowena Farre was a remarkable woman, a traveller in the truest sense, whose life was driven by an enduring curiosity in her fellow human beings.

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Biography / Memoir Nature Writing
By: Rowena Farre(Author), Alice Pattullo(Illustrator), Jay Griffiths(Introduction By)
189 pages, b/w illustrations
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"Rowena Farre honours an ancient nomadism."
– Jay Griffiths

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