The Welsh Gypsies
Children of Abram Wood
Distributed for University of Wales Press
In The Welsh Gypsies, A. O. H. Jarman and Eldra Jarman tell the story of the Abram Wood family, a tawny-skinned people speaking a language close to Hindi and Sanskrit who first arrived in Wales in the eighteenth century. Readers meet a cast of colorful characters—from Abram, who always rode a pedigree horse, to Silvaina, who insisted that her mule understood her every word, and to Harry, who emulated his idol, Dick Turpin, by riding his horse about madly. Along the way, the authors introduce readers to the folktales, sayings, remedies, food, and language of the Romani people.