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The Resource Gypsy boy : my life in the secret world of the Romany Gypsies, Mikey Walsh

Gypsy boy : my life in the secret world of the Romany Gypsies, Mikey Walsh

Label
Gypsy boy : my life in the secret world of the Romany Gypsies
Title
Gypsy boy
Title remainder
my life in the secret world of the Romany Gypsies
Statement of responsibility
Mikey Walsh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mikey was born into a Romany Gypsy family. They lived in a closeted community, and little is known of 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 all too well. Growing up, he didn't go to school, he seldom mixed with non-Gypsies and the caravan became his world. Eventually Mikey was forced to make an agonising decision, to stay and keep secrets, or escape to find somewhere to belong. His father and grandfather were champion bareknuckle boxers in England's Gypsy community. But Mikey had no interest in fighting. He was proud of his heritage and loved his mother and sister, but as he grew older he came to realize he had a secret that would never be accepted: he was gay. This memoir reveals, for the first time, what life is really like among the Romany Gypsies. It is a culture apart, one that is equally more criminal and more puritanical than our own
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walsh, Mikey
Dewey number
  • 305.891/497041092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
DX127.W35
LC item number
A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Walsh, Mikey
  • Romanies
  • Young gay men
  • Romanies
  • England
Label
Gypsy boy : my life in the secret world of the Romany Gypsies, Mikey Walsh
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton"--T.p. verso
Contents
The Birth of a Pig Boy -- Wonder Years -- Sisters Grim -- Taking a Punch -- A Bungalow with Barbie Graveyard -- A School and a Big City -- Welcome to Warren Woods -- The Club -- Boot Camp -- That Evil Bowers Girl -- Kevin -- The Monster in the Woods -- Fate of the Munchkin Queen -- Moving On -- Twelve-Year-Old Man -- Take Me With You -- Regret -- A New Start -- The Wrath of Frankie -- Sex Education -- Caleb's Plan -- Today
Control code
ocn740627117
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
278 p.
Isbn
9780312622084
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011038168
System control number
  • (OCoLC)740627117
  • a968132
Label
Gypsy boy : my life in the secret world of the Romany Gypsies, Mikey Walsh
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton"--T.p. verso
Contents
The Birth of a Pig Boy -- Wonder Years -- Sisters Grim -- Taking a Punch -- A Bungalow with Barbie Graveyard -- A School and a Big City -- Welcome to Warren Woods -- The Club -- Boot Camp -- That Evil Bowers Girl -- Kevin -- The Monster in the Woods -- Fate of the Munchkin Queen -- Moving On -- Twelve-Year-Old Man -- Take Me With You -- Regret -- A New Start -- The Wrath of Frankie -- Sex Education -- Caleb's Plan -- Today
Control code
ocn740627117
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
278 p.
Isbn
9780312622084
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011038168
System control number
  • (OCoLC)740627117
  • a968132

Library Locations

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