'Wonderful . . . A wild and captivating story'
This is an enthralling account of highs, lows and lessons learnt
'Warm and charming, providing a vivid picture of an immemorial culture in its final moments'
'A vivid panorama of life in this 'great bubbling cauldron of magic' recounted with humour, poetry and compassion. Enchanted indeed'
'A lyrical description of an almost vanished way of life that many of us, stuck in traffic jams, in call-centre queues and behind supermarket trolleys, probably find ourselves sometimes hankering after'
'Enchantment is the key word. One wonders whether this might be the book of a lifetime, with all its youthful vigour'Every page and paragraph says Blacker is a natural-born writer and teller of great tales'
Elegantly written with a sharp sense of place and the seasons