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Gypsy Girl
Rosie Mckinley

Classification : Biography & Memoir
Pub Date : Sep 15, 2011
Imprint : Hodder Paperbacks
Page Extent : 288
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781444708264
Price : 450

About the book
A life lived on the road and a heart that will always belong thereImagine being born into a world where communities are constantly on the move, but freedom is not a birthright.

Rosie grew up travelling all over England and Ireland in her family's caravan. She had an idyllic childhood roaming fields and meadows with her younger brothers and sisters - free from the trappings of modern life, but restricted by the expectations of her culture.

When Rosie was 14, the family's happiness was shattered when her grandfather - who was loved and respected by the whole community - was killed in a tragic accident.

Suddenly everything in Rosie's life unravelled and she was forced to abandon the traditional way of life she loved. Her family fell apart and Rosie tried her best to take care of her younger siblings and hold the family together.

As life at home became unbearable Rosie met Stevie, a traveller boy who promised her a different kind of life. But, Stevie was battling his own demons and Rosie's journey to freedom had only just begun...

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Rosie Mckinley
Rosie McKinley was born to an Irish Traveller family and ran away at the age of 17 to marry a fellow Traveller. She has five children and lives in Ireland.
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