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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
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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
Summary
The son of a Romany Gypsy champion bareknuckle boxer shares the story of his upbringing in England, his realization of his sexual orientation, and how his circumstances were shaped by his culture's absolute beliefs
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10059478
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 305.891/497041092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
DX127.W35
LC item number
A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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Target audience
adult
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my life in the secret world of the Romany Gypsies
Label
Gypsy boy : my life in the secret world of the Romany Gypsies, Mikey Walsh
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Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
21020920
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781250011978
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2011038168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780312622084
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn740627117
  • (OCoLC)740627117
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
21020920
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781250011978
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2011038168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780312622084
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn740627117
  • (OCoLC)740627117

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