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Betsy Whyte's story is a unique description of a largely vanished way of life and the story of a people who have suffered much hardship and intolerance; it is also a thought-provoking account of human beings by someone of great generosity and warmth, even in the harshest of circumstances.
Betsy White was born into a traveller family in 1919 and brought up in the age-old tradition of the 'mist people' - constantly moving around the country and settling down in one place only during the winter..The Yellow on the Broom is the first part of her autobiography. Not only is it a fascinating insight into the life and customs of traveller people in the 1920s and '30s, oit is a thought-provoking account of human strength and weakness, courage and cowarice, understanding and prejudice by a sensitive and entertaing writer.
|Title:||..a born writer|
|Review:||..this gifted woman, who had first become noted as a champion storyteller and ballad singer, the star of ceilidhs and folk festivals, was also a born writer.|
|Title:||..a splendid picture of a vanished way of life.|
|Review:||..a splendid picture of a vanished way of life and a hardy people whom progress did not know how to value.|
|Deliver to:||United Kingdom|