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 an award-winning writer, editor and journalist with extensive knowledge of writing and editing across multiple formats. She recently launched a new investigative journalism unit at the human rights organisation Liberty, following working as engagement lead at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, after having been full-time production and digital editor till September 2018. She was a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the London School of Economics (2015-2017), was a contributing writer for Mosaic Science magazine and has worked as a Britain correspondent at the Economist,...
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