A: No. Shikawa Romanus records the language of everyday life as it is lived that was never written down in books. However, a word of caution. Too many people relying on books should be aware of the Gypsy publishing industry. There’s a prolific market of books written by non-Roma that capitalize on 19th century notions of romanticism of freedom and return to a fantasy of rural innocence as a reaction against the industrial revolution. This catalogue includes, novels, stories, poems, dictionaries, non-fiction, crime fiction, young adult fiction and plays.
For authentic accounts, read books published by the Romany and Traveller Historical Society, which are written from primary sources and include family trees such as; Butlers, Elliotts, Grays, Hearns, Locks, Lees, Lovells, Loveridges, Scamp and more. For more recommendations of books and films, please visit the Romany & Traveller Family History Society