Big Fat Gypsy Weddings: The Dresses, the Drama, the Secrets Unveiled

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Hodder & Stoughton, Sep 29, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
BIG FAT GYPSY WEDDINGS has been the most talked-about show on TV and delivered ratings almost as enormous as the frothy, bejewelled frocks its subjects wear. This book offers a window into the secret and surprising world of Gypsies and Travellers in Britain today. From spectacular first communions, strict courtings and jaw-dropping weddings, this book covers all the extraordinary rite-of-passage events in a Gypsy's life and offers an insight into their fascinating world. All the favourite characters from the show are there - from Thelma the miracle dressmaker to Paddy, the champion bare-knuckle boxer. Warm, engrossing and funny, BIG FAT GYPSY WEDDINGS lays bare an exotic unseen Britain that exists right on our doorstep.
 

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Contents

Introduction
We Traveller Girls Grow Up Fast
Its a Mans World
Pride and Prejudice
Kiss and Tell
Boy Meets Girl Old School
Dress Rehearsal
Behind Closed
Something Old Something
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