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The Scholar Gypsy: The Quest for a Family Secret Hardcover – Illustrated, 15 May 1997

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  • Hardcover: 239 pages
  • Publisher: John Murray; illustrated edition edition (15 May 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0719557089
  • ISBN-13: 978-0719557088
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 14 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,054,955 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

Anthony Sampson knew his grandfather, John, had been an authority on the gypsies, but very little was told of his private life. Using rhymes, letters and illustrations, this work follows a trail of clues to uncover a hidden life and a gypsy world now disappeared.

About the Author

Anthony Sampson was educated at Westminster and Oxford and after a spell as a naval officer he went to Johannesburg and edited the black magazine Drum, becoming a friend of young ANC revolutionaries. He then joined the Observer, but left to write The Anatomy of Britain and became a full time author, writing best-sellers investigating oil companies, arms dealers and bankers. He was editorial adviser to the Brandt Commission, director of the New Statesman, trustee of the Guardian and chairman of the Society of Authors, and he wrote the authorised biography of Nelson Mandela.

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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By dixie on 4 Jun 2013
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havent started reading it just yet, but i have read the odd page here and there . will start it soon.
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:Pursuit of family history 6 May 2013
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I like it perhaps because the scholar in question is (was) the brother of my grandfather. My grandfather was a brilliant astronomer and his brother was a rake as well as a scholar.
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