Gypsy Boy

Paperback | March 3, 2010

byMikey Walsh

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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 inGypsy Boy on the Run

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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 wit...

Five years ago Mikey Walsh finally succumbed to staying put.London called him and it is the longest time he has ever lived in one place. He works at a nearby primary school, where he teaches art and drama, and also picks up the formal education he missed out on as a child. Mikey proposed to his partner on the number 38 bus two years ag...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:March 3, 2010Publisher:HodderLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0340977981

ISBN - 13:9780340977989

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heart-touching read A heart-touching book that entails everything from humor, foul-language, and dark plot lines. The reader will automatically find themselves with an emotional connection to Mikey Walsh and rooting for him throughout the entire book. This biography also introduces interesting details on the lives and expectations of the Gypsy culture. I couldn't put this book down and finished it in a weekend! I would recommend this book to anyone who appreciates a read of struggles and resilience.
Date published: 2012-03-27

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'A sobering and compelling portrait of Gypsy life that is written by an insider.'-The Naitonal