Mother Tongues: Travels Through Tribal Europe
Mother Tongues Travels Through Tribal Europe Author:Helena Drysdale Helena Drysdale and her husband Richard rented out their house and embarked on an epic tour across Europe in their customized camper van, the Mob. With them went their two small daughters, Tallulah and Xanthe. They had few plans, but they did have a goal: to probe the secrets of western Europes indigenous tribes. Over seven seasons Helena Drysda... more »le and her family travelled from the Mediterranean to the Arctic, from the Atlantic to the Aegean, exploring the roots of the cultures inhabiting Europes ambiguous fringe.« less
I'd liked Drysdale's book about Madagascar, so picked this one up when I saw it for sale at a used bookstore a while ago. A strictly socio-linguistic book would have been too dry, but this one, with it's travel-narrative framework was exactly what I was looking for. Barcelona came off as a scary place - they were burgled twice in a short period of time there.