Gypsy Boy by Mikey Walsh

Gypsy Boy

byMikey Walsh

Paperback | March 3, 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 inGypsy Boy on the Run

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

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0340977981

ISBN - 13:9780340977989

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