Gypsy Boy on the Run
By Mikey Walsh
The follow-up to the Number 1 bestseller, GYPSY BOY.
This is the incredible story of a boy who escaped from a secret world.
Mikey is a Romany Gypsy and grew up living in a caravan on sites across the UK. He adored his family and the rich and vibrant Romany culture he'd inherited. Eventually though he was forced to make a heartbreaking decision - to stay and keep secrets, or escape and find somewhere to finally belong.
But Mikey quickly discovers that life in the outside world isn't all he expected. After learning his father had put a contract out on him and that he was being hunted down by gangs of thugs determined to claim their reward, Mikey realises that life will never be the same again.
Brimming with unforgettable characters, this extraordinary coming-of-age story will remind you that sometimes it takes courage (and the odd Disney song) to be the person you were meant to be.
Eight years ago Mikey Walsh finally succumbed to staying put. London called him and it is the longest time he has ever lived in one place. He works at a nearby primary school, where he teaches art and drama, and also picks up the formal education he missed out on as a child.
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- Publication date:
07 Jul 2011
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Hodder & Stoughton
Praise for Gypsy Boy: — ...
It was a revelation. Moving, terrifying, funny and brilliant. I shall never forget it - an amazing achievement — Stephen Fry
Touching, insightful, funny and incredibly shocking **** — HEAT