Born in 1979, Roxy Freeman grew up travelling around Ireland and England in a traditional horse-drawn wagon with her mother and father and five 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.
But when the family came to England, they faced prejudice and hostility and Roxy started receiving the unwelcome attentions of a family friend - which she endured in secret for years. Despite all of the difficulties she faced, she developed a passion for music and her dancing skills took her around the world. This beautifully written story is a frank portrait of an extraordinary life.
Would you consider the audio edition of Little Gypsy to be better than the print version?
either is fine
What other book might you compare Little Gypsy to and why?
rabbit stew & a penny or two
What about Susie Riddell’s performance did you like?
when she finally told on uncle Tom
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
no, i wanted to take my time so i could enjoy the story that much longer.
Any additional comments?
i wish i could have been a friend of Roxie.
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