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This is the story of a Romany who has suffered hardship, prejudice, aggression and love. It is the fictional autobiography of Ethan Bray, a restless orphan, who meets May, the daughter of the traveller Tucker Beaney. He must face danger and conflict if he is to win her hand in marriage.
Paperback, 165 pages
Published May 31st 1999 by Minerva Press
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Interesting little book based on a true story. Ethan, a Romany gypsy boy, is orphaned and taken in by a farming brother and sister in rural Kent, just at the end of WW2. He grows up, unaware of his background, but knows he is somehow different from everyone else. A Romany family turn up and he lets them stay on his farm, and this is when he begins to discover his roots. Full of the prejudices towards gypsies at the time, this is a look into the Romany lifestyle, along with a picture of Kent in ...more