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Little Gypsy By Roxy Freeman

Little Gypsy

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A frank and unique insider's story of growing up in a traditional traveller community in the 1980s and '90s.

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Little Gypsy: A Life of Freedom, A Time of Secrets by Roxy Freeman

Born in 1979, Roxy Freeman grew up travelling around Ireland and England in a traditional horse-drawn wagon with her mother and father and six siblings. Life was harsh but it was a childhood of freedom spent in harmony with nature. Roxy didn't know her times-tables but she could milk a goat, ride a horse and cook dinner for the whole family on an open fire before she was ten. Early life was idyllic but when her father brought the family to England, they faced prejudice and hostility and Roxy found herself receiving the very unwelcome attentions of a family friend - which she endured in secret. Despite all of the difficulties she faced, she developed a passion for flamenco and traditional music and developed a career as a dancer, which took her around the world. Her beautifully written story is a frank portrait of what life is really like for women and girls of traveller communities.

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About Roxy Freeman


Roxy Freeman is a freelance journalist based in Brighton. Her writing has appeared in various publications including the Guardian, Daily Mail, You magazine and the Brighton Argus. She specialises in writing about food and Gypsy folklore and experience.

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GOR003031323
Little Gypsy: A Life of Freedom, A Time of Secrets by Roxy Freeman
Roxy Freeman
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Simon & Schuster Ltd
2011-08-01
288
1849833443
9781849833448
N/A
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