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Lundgren, Gunilla and Alyosha Taikon, edited and translated by Donald Kenrick, illustrated by Amanda Erickson

From coppersmith to nurse: Alyosha, the son of a Gypsy chief

Centre de Recherchesd Tsiganes, University of Hertfordshire Press, Hertfordshire. 2003, xv, 144p., introduction, preface, five tales by Johan Taikon, the author's father, glossary to Romani, text in English and Romani on facing pages, illustrated with drawings by Erickson and b&w photos, many vintage of Gypsy life, previous owner's small plain bookplate otherwise a very good first English-language edition trade paperback in white pictorial wraps. Collection Interface Series. Autobiography of Swedish Gypsy coppersmith who became a male nurse which led to his being rejected by his community. The label is Bruce Rodger's, the linguist and author of "The Queen's Vernacular"

Cat.No: 186255

Price: $75.00

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