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Find out about Gypsy heritage at Hunting Raven

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AUTHOR, Damian Le Bas will be holding a reading event of his new book ‘The Stopping Places’ and  a book signing at Hunting Raven on Friday 17th May, 7pm. 

Damian Le Bas grew up surrounded by Gypsy history. His great-grandmother would tell him stories of her childhood in the ancient Romani language. But his own experience of life on the road was limited to Ford Transit journeys from West Sussex to Hampshire to sell flowers.

In a bid to better understand his Gypsy heritage, the history of the Britain’s Romanies and the rhythms of their life today, Damian sets out on a journey to discover the ‘stopping places’ known only to Travellers. Through winter frosts and summer dawns, from horse fairs to Gypsy churches, neon-lit lay-bys to fern-covered banks, Damian lives on the road, somewhere between the romanticised Gypsies of old and their much-maligned descendants of today.

After the event there will be a Q&A and book signing.  Tickets are £8, available from the shop, via winstonebooks3@gmail.com, by calling 01373 473111 or online at bit.ly/StoppingPlaces. 

Above: Damien Le Bas by Charles Moriaty

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