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This is a sequel to the popular Yellow on the Broom. It takes Betsy Whyte's (1919-1988) story to the end of World War II, and includes additional material not previously published. It recounts, in vivid detail, the heady years of adolescence, her courtship, and her mother's struggle as a widow fighting to provide for her four children in the only way a traveller knew — hawking wares, fruit picking — any manner of work that would provide the next meal. She shares her joys and sorrows, the bitter and sweet "red rowan and wild honey", in this poignant and often disturbing memoir written by a gifted, natural storyteller.

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This sequel to "Yellow on the Broom" takes Betsy's story to the end of World War II. She was born in 1919 into a travelling family, and tells her own story, with the bitter and the sweet, the rowan and the honey.

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The sequel to the perennially popular Yellow on the Broom, Red Rowans and Wild Honey follows Betsy's story to the end of the Second World War. She recounts in vivid detail the heady years of her adolescence, her courtship and her mother's struggle to bring up four children in the only way a travelling woman knew: hawking wares, fruit picking, tatty howking—in fact any kind of work that would provide the next meal.

About the Author

Betsy Whyte was born into a traveller family in 1919 and brought up in the age-old tradition of the 'mist people'—constantly moving around the country and settling down in one place only during the winter. It was while the family were 'housed up' at this time of year that she received her education, attending a number of village schools before winning a scholarship to Brechin High school, where she was the only traveller child. She gave up the traveller life when she married in 1939 and started writing about her childhood in the 1970s.

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ISBN:
9781841580708
Author:
Whyte, Betsy
Publisher:
Birlinn Publishers
Location:
Edinburgh
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Scotland
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Agricultural laborers
Subject:
Adult
Subject:
Tinkers
Subject:
Scottish Travellers
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - Scotland
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Number:
2nd ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
196
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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Biography » Historical
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
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"Synopsis" by , This sequel to "Yellow on the Broom" takes Betsy's story to the end of World War II. She was born in 1919 into a travelling family, and tells her own story, with the bitter and the sweet, the rowan and the honey.
"Synopsis" by , The sequel to the perennially popular Yellow on the Broom, Red Rowans and Wild Honey follows Betsy's story to the end of the Second World War. She recounts in vivid detail the heady years of her adolescence, her courtship and her mother's struggle to bring up four children in the only way a travelling woman knew: hawking wares, fruit picking, tatty howking—in fact any kind of work that would provide the next meal.
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