Little Gypsy

Little Gypsy
Roxy Freeman
Reviewed by Matthew Taylor
Simon and Schuster
Thu, 18/08/2011
9781849833448
£6.99

Little Gypsy is a frank and beautifully written insight into a fascinating world. Roxy Freeman tells the heart-rending story of her life in the 1980s and 1990s, growing up as a traveller along the lanes and byways of Ireland and England in a traditional horse-drawn wagon. Life is challenging and far removed from everyday comforts. Roxy's family are moved on by the police, have difficulties with local councils and run-ins with fellow travellers. Roxy takes solace in the bond between her and her six siblings and a very real relationship with nature and the world around them. This is a moving story of a family: of disapproving grandparents, of a philandering father, and of secrets that eventually come out. 

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