Raymond Wills’ book GYPSY TALES is unique in style and content and very readable. As well as being an excellent resource on the social history of the Gypsy Roma travelling people’s ancestry.
Raymond Wills’ book GYPSY TALES is unique in style and content and very readable. As well as being an excellent resource on the social history of the Gypsy Roma travelling people’s ancestry. The depth of research is extremely evident in this beautifully constructed book. Much of which contains wonderful artwork illustrations by Dawn Jeanette Grant Harrison and delightful poetry by the author himself.
Within its pages there is an excellent piece on both world wars. Which explodes the myth that Gypsies did not fight for king and country. Amongst Ray’s fine array of tales are those which shows that Gypsies served their country with bravery and honour.
The author transported me way back to my childhood in the 1950s when I attended Mitchum Fair with my parents. Reading Gypsy Tales will allow the reader to discover much about the Gypsies Nomadic Ancestry and the real truth about the Gypsy way of life. A life which is much maligned and under threat in Britain today."
Reverend Roger Redding MBE Former Chaplain in the Diocese of Salisbury and Friend to Travellers. At present a member of the Gypsy Roma social activist organisation Kushti Bok.