Word-Book of the Romany
Lost Library 2012
Paperback 282pp 198x129mm
9781906621254   Product Code: 92053
In addition to a dictionary of English Romany words, this book includes chapters on Gypsy names, fortune-telling, the London 'Gypsyries' in Wandsworth, Notting Hill and Friars' Mount, folk hero Ryley Bosvil and a collection of Gypsy songs. George Borrow (1803- 1881) was a great traveller and translator, whose works included novels, travel writing and pioneering translations of Romany.