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    • Rabbit Stew and a Penny or Two

    • A Gypsy Family’s Hard and Happy Times on the Road in the 1950s
    • By: Maggie Smith-Bendell
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Born on a Somerset pea-field in 1941, the second of eight children in a Romani family, Maggie Smith-Bendell has lived through the years of greatest change in the travelling community's long history. As a child, Maggie rode and slept in a horse-drawn wagon, picked hops and flowers, and sat beside her father's campfire on ancient verges, poor but free to roam. As the twentieth century progressed, common land was fenced off and the traditional ways disappeared.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not much substance in this Stew

    • By Deb on 06-14-12

    Regular price: $17.55