In No Place to Call Home, award-winning author and campaigning journalist Katharine Quarmby looks at the plight of the travelling community both in the UK and further afield. She weaves the inside story of the Dale Farm eviction into a larger tale - of how Gypsies and Travellers have been seen in Europe for centuries - as a dehumanised group, not worthy of respect and subjected, all too often, to bitter hatred and contempt.
Katharine tells the story of particular families caught up in the battle for Dale Farm, and in other evictions, as well as investigating hidden hate crimes against the travelling community. Katharine also talks to leading politicians, prosecutors, police officers and those in the settled community who have strong views about the rights and wrongs of the travelling community.
Katharine Quarmby is a Contributor at Mosiac Science magazine and a Royal Literary Fund Fellow (September 2015-2017, at the London School of Economics). She is an award-winning writer, journalist and film-maker specialising in social affairs with an investigative edge.
Her most recent book, Hear My Cry, with the British Yemeni ‘honour violence’ survivor, Diana Kader, will be published in 2015 in Poland.
In 2007 Katharine started to investigate a number of violent killings of disabled men and women across the UK. Her first non-fiction book, chronicling such crimes, Sc...
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