Gypsies and Gentlemen: The Life and Times of the Leisure Caravan
by Nerissa Wilson

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ISBN Number: 0862872979
Hardback with dustjacket
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Columbus Books

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.

Includes information on showpeople's caravans, including travelling fairs and circuses.

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dustjacket. Previous owner's name written on first page. (Click on image above for close-up of front cover).

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