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Pinnies and Pegs: A Gypsy Childhood by Ryalla Duffy

Ryalla Duffy descfribes her life on the road in the 1950s/60s when Mam and Dad earned a living doing farm work or hawking. The book bursts with laughter, drama and wonderful characters and not just Gypsies. Meet Pow Pow, Mangle Tit, Nos Nos, Off and On and his runaway dray – and Jan Jan the hen among others. Christmas then was basic but traditional and times were hard. One or two Gypsies did better for themselves - one had a handbag filled with astonishing things, another owned a car. Ry’s Mam aspired to and eventually got an oven made from a biscuit tin.
37 photos, 125 pages.

Books Ref. Code: 978-1-903418-64-2    cost £15.95   Order here