The Dukkering Boy

The Dukkering Boy Gypsy boy Daniel Cooper leads a rough and ready life in a busy community of Romany travelling folk It is the year and as the country adjusts after the upheaval of war his gypsy family peacefull

  • Title: The Dukkering Boy
  • Author: Frances Lewis
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Gypsy boy Daniel Cooper leads a rough and ready life in a busy community of Romany travelling folk It is the year 1949, and as the country adjusts after the upheaval of war, his gypsy family peacefully travel the Welsh country lanes and by ways, comfortable in their outdoor existence For Daniel, the lure of a normal life becomes very real when he learns that his olderGypsy boy Daniel Cooper leads a rough and ready life in a busy community of Romany travelling folk It is the year 1949, and as the country adjusts after the upheaval of war, his gypsy family peacefully travel the Welsh country lanes and by ways, comfortable in their outdoor existence For Daniel, the lure of a normal life becomes very real when he learns that his older brother, who fought in the army, has settled down with a wife and bought a house in a town in Wales Envious of his brother s worldly experiences, Daniel longs to free himself of the burden of his family, much to the consternation of his traditionally minded father Daniel finds comfort and friendship from the gypsy fortune teller, who feeds his curiosity with tales from her life on the road One night the camp is attacked and Daniel goes to help his friend She bestows a gift upon him, and then disappears When Daniel returns to the destroyed campsite, his family have gone The wagons have been torn apart what were the attackers searching for

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    1. The author has pitched this as an adventure book for midteen boys/young adults but classifying it like that doesn't do it justice; this is a very enjoyable and entertaining read.It is about a Romany gypsy boy who is kidnapped and taken away from his family. I haven't ever read a book where the main character is a gypsy and I know very little about the Romany people in general but this book covers the subject well. The book is peppered with actual Romany words and phrases that fit perfectly into [...]

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