This is the chronicle of a vehicle
which only a hundred years ago was the plaything of the rich, a new
invention borrowed from the tinkers and the gypsies...Yet there is
no word for "caravan" in the Romany language. Caravans only became a
practical proposition when metaled roads began to be introduced, in
the mid-nineteenth century. Since then, they have been the height of
fashion and the symbol of low necessity, enjoying popularity and
scorn in equal measure. People from all walks of life have taken to
the open road.
information on showpeople's caravans, including travelling fairs and
Very Good in Very Good dustjacket. Previous owner's name written on
first page. (Click
on image above for close-up of front cover).