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Bury Me Standing by Isabel Fonseca
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Feb 05, 11

bookshelves: nonfiction, history, personal
Read in January, 2002

A must read about the Gypsies.

She has completed some research about the connection between Travelers and Roma and claims that genetic material shows them to be different.

Old Gypsy stories and stories from the Travelers including the stories about the Queen of the Gypsies - Tympiana - show otherwise. I wish I had the time and energy to research the findings.

I read this because my family was from Waterbury and talked about attending the funeral of the Queen of the Gypsies.

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Jack One of the more impressive works I have read. I was only disappointed in the coverage of the Gypsy Travelers who do not appear genetically different than the Roma and Sinti. I am hoping that Isabel writes about these colorful folks that I have visited in Scotland and England.


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