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Mikey Walsh

Mikey Walsh was one of the first Romany Gypsies ever to write a book. He grew up living in a caravan on sites across the UK, and had hardly any schooling. He taught himself to read and write, and his first book Gypsy Boy published in 2008 and became a Number 1 Bestseller. It sold all over the world and a film adaptation is in the works as a joint production between BBC Films and Bowery & Bond. Mikey’s second book, Gypsy Boy on the Run follows Mikey as he leaves the Gypsy camp, and takes his first steps in to the real – Gorgia – world, to find a place to belong. Mikey has had overwhelming support from all over the world since the publication of Gypsy Boy, including Stephen Fry who tweeted, ‘It was a revelation. Moving, terrifying, funny and brilliant. I shall never forget it – an amazing achievement’. Attitude magazine called it ‘the best memoir since Running with Scissors‘ and even Dermot O’Leary and Dannii Minogue have reviewed it.
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