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The Girl in the Painted Caravan: Memories of a Romany Childhood. Eva Petulengro


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A fascinating glimpse into the world of the Romany in the 1940s and 50s, just as that world was changing forever. Born into a Romany gypsy family in 1939, Eva Petulengros childhood seemed to her to be idyllic in every way. She would travel the country with her family in their painted caravan and spend evenings by the fire as they sang and told stories of their past. She didnt go to school or visit a doctor when she was unwell. Instead her family would gather wild herbs to make traditional remedies, hunt game and rabbits, and while the men tended horses to make a living, the young girls would join the women in reading palms. But Evas perfect world would be turned upside down as the countryside became increasingly hostile to all travellers. Eva describes the wonderful characters in her family, from her grandfather "Naughty" Petulengro to her four beautiful aunts who entranced everyone they met, as well as the fascinating people they came across on the road. Moving, evocative, romantic, and funny, The Girl in the Painted Caravan vividly captures a way of life that has now, sadly, all but disappeared.

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Eva Petulengro spent her childhood on the road with her family in their beautiful painted caravan, before going on to become one of the country's leading astrologers, with many famous clients. She lives in Brighton today near her daughter Claire, who followed the family tradition and is a popular astrologer and author.

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Petulengro, Eva
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