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LEO Weekly

November 26, 2014 BOOK: When ‘the most extraordinary sideshow’ came to Louisville BY CLAIRE PRENTICE     Little more than a century ago, Louisville played host to one of the most extraordinary sideshows ever to tour the United States. A … Continue reading

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The Commercial Appeal

‘The Lost Tribe of Coney Island’ uncovers a wild, lost moment in Memphis history Michael Lollar   It began as a respectable attraction, dignified as an exhibit at the 1904 World’s Fair, but turned into a shocking sideshow that gave … Continue reading

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MY BOOK, THE MOVIE

Claire Prentice’s “The Lost Tribe of Coney Island” Claire Prentice was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. She was working as a journalist in New York when she chanced upon an old black and white photograph of a group of tribespeople wearing … Continue reading

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In Scotland, old-time gypsy caravans make for surprisingly cozy overnight digs

 Washington Post, 1 June 2014 Visitors to Bramble Bield in Stirlingshire stay in Holly (left) and Rowan (right), traditional gypsy caravans built in the 1950s   It wasn’t the farmyard cockerel that finally woke us from our slumbers. Nor was … Continue reading