Big Louie and Me
Caravans, curses and cockfights
Author: George Locke
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About the book
In 1869 George's great grandmother Alice ran away with a Gypsy boy called Joe Locke, but he soon disappeared when he found out she was carrying a baby. Two years later, when she was sixteen, Alice married her cousin and bore many more children.
At the age of eleven, unable to stand his stepfather's cruelty any longer, George's grandfather set out to search for the birth father he had never met.
Passed from one community of Gypsies to another, after nine months he met a Gypsy woman who stared at him and said, 'You look exactly like my man'. When Joe heard the boy's story, he embraced him and told his wife, “Mercy, this is my eldest son and we're going to look after him”.
ISBN: 978-1-907396-82-3 Format: Ebook, 240pp Published: Sep 2012
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