The Last Stopping Place by Ray Wills
Writer Ray Wills, who is affectionately known as the Gypsy Poet, has now turned his pen to this stunning new novel entitled “The Last Stopping Place.” A splendid collection of enthralling tales built around the theme of Stopping places. A topic of much concern to the present Gypsy traveller community.
Each tale has a rich historical background. Travellers tell of their lives working as brick makers, at the fairgrounds, on designated traveller sites and on the road in search of new adventures or vital stopping places. There are remote sleepy villages, the creation of a woodland community in the heart of England and life in the northern towns of Michigan in the U.S.A. Military life with stories of the famous such as T.E Lawrence of Arabia. Ray tells of two sisters who enriched the lives of both travellers and non Gypsies.
All these tales are provided within a background of an imaginative unique collection of the authors poetry and prose. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
This latest novel is Ray’s eighth book and his second novel. He has previously published Where the River Bends, Gypsy Storyteller, The Gypsy Camp and his last novel which was The Time Traveller. As well as being a highly entertaining contributor to periodicals such as Travellers’ Times and Play & Playgrounds, Ray is an advocate of the Kushti-Bok Gypsy welfare organisation. Ray previously worked as a community worker for local authorities and voluntary organisations. He now lives in Cyril Wood court which is an artists, musicians, and writers community at Bere Regis in Dorset.