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Gypsy Girl Rosie Mckinley

Gypsy Girl By Rosie Mckinley

Gypsy Girl by Rosie Mckinley


$17,19
Condition - Very Good
5 in stock

Summary

From the publishers of the number 1 bestseller GYPSY BOY, here is the story of a young Irish traveller, her life lived on the road and a heart that will always belong there.

Gypsy Girl Summary

Gypsy Girl: A life on the road. A journey to freedom. by Rosie Mckinley

Imagine being born into a world where communities are constantly on the move, but freedom is not a birthright.

Rosie grew up travelling all over England and Ireland in her family's caravan. She had an idyllic childhood roaming fields and meadows with her younger brothers and sisters - free from the trappings of modern life, but restricted by the expectations of her culture.

When Rosie was 14, the family's happiness was shattered when her grandfather - who was loved and respected by the whole community - was killed in a tragic accident. Suddenly everything in Rosie's life unravelled and she was forced to abandon the traditional way of life she loved. Her family fell apart in grief and Rosie tried her best to take care of her younger siblings and hold the family together.

Eventually though life at home became unbearable and Rosie met Stevie, a traveller boy who promised her a different kind of life. Sadly though, Stevie was battling his own demons and Rosie's journey to freedom had only just begun...

Gypsy Girl Reviews

Gypsy Girl explores the dynamics of a fractured family while retaining the warmth and humour of the community. Move aside Big Fat Gypsy Weddings... * Attitude *
Gypsy Girl gives an insight into domestic abuse and how the codes of a community can keep its citizens trapped. * Irish Times *

About Rosie Mckinley

Rosie McKinley was born to an Irish Traveller family and ran away at the age of 17 to marry a fellow Traveller. She has five children and lives in Ireland.

Additional information

GOR002685854
9781444709315
1444709313
Gypsy Girl: A life on the road. A journey to freedom. by Rosie Mckinley
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
2011-04-12
288
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - Gypsy Girl