Jodie Matthews is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Huddersfield, UK. Her research focuses on the ways in which groups who travelled around Britain were represented in the past, particularly the nineteenth century, and the ways in which these stereotypes and prejudice persist. She is also an editorial co-ordinator for Identity Papers: A Journal of British and Irish Studies.
A well-researched, scholarly and engaging book that brings critical sophistication and sensitivity to its readings of encounters with the Gypsy woman . This is good; I wish I'd written it. The author is careful to emphasise that she can't and doesn't speak for Gypsies or know what's best for them, and that is refreshing.