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By Betsy Whyte | Comments: ( 414 ) | Date: ( Feb 24, 2020 )

The sequel to the perennially popular Yellow on the Broom, Red Rowans and Wild Honey follows Betsy s story to the end of the Second World War She recounts in vivid detail the heady years of her adolescence, her courtship and her mother s struggle to bring up four children in the only way a travelling woman knew hawking wares, fruit picking, tatty howking in fact any kindThe sequel to the perennially popular Yellow on the Broom, Red Rowans and Wild Honey follows Betsy s story to the end of the Second World War She recounts in vivid detail the heady years of her adolescence, her courtship and her mother s struggle to bring up four children in the only way a travelling woman knew hawking wares, fruit picking, tatty howking in fact any kind of work that would provide the next meal.


  • Title: Red Rowans and Wild Honey
  • Author: Betsy Whyte
  • ISBN: 9781841580708
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Betsy Whyte

Betsy Whyte was born into a traveller family in 1919 and brought up in the age old tradition of the mist people constantly moving around the country and settling down in one place only during the winter It was while the family were housed up at this time of year that she received her education, attending a number of village schools before winning a scholarship to Brechin High school, where she was the only traveller child She gave up the traveller life when she married in 1939 and started writing about her childhood in the 1970s.In 1988 she suffered a fatal heart attack during the weekend of a traditional ceilidh.



Comments Red Rowans and Wild Honey

  • Elizabeth

    Not quite as masterful as her The Yellow on the Broom, but fascinating nevertheless. (And to be fair, her death prevented her involvement in the editorial process). This book continues Whyte's autobiographical story of life as a Scottish Traveller in the 1930s and 1940s (I was particularly interested in the all-too-brief view of how World War II influenced the Traveller population in particular and Scotland in general!). Lots of wonderful detail and personal anecdotes.


  • Stephanie Curran

    Fantastic! This book is a must read! It is a memoir of a Scottish traveller. It is a life story; but it is also the story of a way of life that is nearly extinct. The spiritual reflections are very poignant and insightful.


  • Helen

    These books (you need to read this book with the first volume of Betsy Whyte's memoirs, 'the yellow on the broom')are such a fantastic peice of nostalgia, a record of a way of life no longer existing here. I found Betsy's story fascinating, touching and humorous, a great read. This is a different view of what a traveller really is - and this is about as far from 'my big fat gypsy wedding' as you could get. If you enjoyed Alison Uttley's book 'a year in the country' - you will enjoy this also.


  • penelopewanders

    Just arrived, possibly to use with my class.Sequel in some ways more moving than the first part. Basically this is posthumous, Betsy never actually finished this. A shame, but a fascinating read nonetheless.


  • Alison Smith

    Apre-war (1930's) account of life as a traveller/tinker, in Scotland. Fascinating glimpse of a way of life that is all but gone in the 21st century. Shines with a love of the outdoors and freedom to come and go at will.


  • Mark Hornsey

    Wonderfully evocative portrait of an extended traveller family in 1930s/40s Scotland.


  • Tammy Andrew

    Wonderful sequel. I enjoyed her honest observations of WWII life and am sad to know she was not able to finish her memoirs.


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