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Gypsy Boy: One Boy's Struggle to Escape from a Secret World (Paperback)
  • Gypsy Boy: One Boy's Struggle to Escape from a Secret World (Paperback)

Gypsy Boy: One Boy's Struggle to Escape from a Secret World (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 04/02/2010
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Mikey was born into a Romany Gypsy family. They live in a closeted community, and little is known about their way of life. After centuries of persecution Gypsies are wary of outsiders and if you choose to leave you can never come back.This is something Mikey knows only too well.Growing up, he rarely went to school, and seldom mixed with non-Gypsies. The caravan and camp were his world. But although Mikey inherited a vibrant and loyal culture his family's legacy was bittersweet with a hidden history of grief and abuse.Eventually Mikey was forced to make an agonising decision - to stay and keep secrets, or escape and find somewhere he could truly belong. Read the second part of Mikey's amazing story in Gypsy Boy on the Run

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9780340977989

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“gypsy boy”

wonderful book of mikey,s life....could not put it down .a very true account of sadness in pages & happiness in pages.mikey has had a truematic life .brilliantly written.overall rating 10/10

19th January 2012
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“One of a kind!”

Let me say, first and foremost, that this is categorically NOT a 'misery memoir' or anything like the output of Dave Pelzer etc. This is a genuinely heart-rending, and yet humorous, informative (fascinating,... More

18th July 2011
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“Gypsy Boy”

This is an outstanding book. The genre of traveller/gypsy writing is dominated by women, so it is interesting to read about the pressures put upon Romany gypsy men. Mikey's tale is brutal in places and, quite... More

1st July 2011
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