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Big Louie & Me
Big Louie & Me

Big Louie & Me

Caravans, Curses & Cockfights

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

224 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: September 2012

ISBN 9781907396823

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

University Hertfordshire Press (Sep 2012)
University Of Hertfordshire Press

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Overview

Beginning with the author’s great-grandmother’s affair with a Gypsy boy in 1869, this warmhearted memoir chronicles the Gypsy life in a very close-knit community in the UK's Black Country. From a lifetime teeming with incident, George Locke shares the best stories from the old days, including run-ins with the police, gamekeepers, and Gypsy-haters, as well as his fond memories of his grandmother, Big Louie, who smoked a pipe from the age of three and had ancient knowledge of healing plants. A nostalgic and wry account of a way of life no longer to be found in rural England, this book is full of lore, quick wit, and, above all, a solid belief in family.

Author Biography

George Locke is a Gypsy who grew up in the rural West Midlands of England. As a young man he risked banishment from his Gypsy community by joining the Royal Air Force Police and later joined the British police.