Lavengro: the scholar--the gypsy--the priest

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Picked up for free on the e-reader. The two books are sequential; The Romany Rye picks up right where Lavengro left off. They are semiautobiographical; the narrator is never named but is clearly the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Memoir? Fiction? Nobody seems sure. I loved Wild Wales by Borrow, and I'm interested in the person Borrow, but this was very heavy going indeed. Very longwinded. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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