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Gypsies - The True Story of My Mad Hilarious Marriage Available on Kindle and Paperback

Updated on July 7, 2020
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Nell is an Author and Writer. Her books are available on Amazon Kindle and Paperback.

copyright Nell Rose GYPSIES
copyright Nell Rose GYPSIES

You Couldn't Make it Up!

They say, write about what you know. And boy, did I do that!

I didn't really have any idea that the life I lead would end up on paper. But I got to thinking one day of just how weird my life up until now, had been.

The first of the two books, GYPSIES, came about because we were all sitting down outside one day, eating a barbeque and having a laugh at all the stupid things my other half has done throughout the years.

From wearing a white suit at a Moroccan wedding and being mistaken for the bridegroom, which nearly caused a catastrophe because the father of the real groom nearly started a fight, to building an aviary out of stolen wood so the police pulled it down, therefore letting all the birds out!

Some of the things could and did curl my hair. Literally.

So, I started to jot it all down. And to my astonishment, it turned itself into a book.

Clever eh?

GYPSIES: I married a Romany!: Honest, raw and extremely funny!
GYPSIES: I married a Romany!: Honest, raw and extremely funny!
My first book in the GYPSIES series. When Nell married a Gypsy little did she know what she was getting into! 'Fab book. I couldn't put it down. I cried with laughter at some parts. A lovely tale, definitely worth the read.' Amazon Review - Evelyn
 

Alby and Janey 'Other halves' Uncle and Aunt

My Mother Preferred a Doctor

Thinking back, it did take me a while to realize that my life with Jake (his name in the book) was, well, pretty weird compared to other peoples!

I suppose picking up a guy you only see once, and then finding out later that he was a Romany Gypsy, was a bit strange.

Of course, my mother nearly had a corona. Heart attack to me and you! She wanted me to marry a doctor so that she could have medicine 'on tap' so to speak.

My dad, bless him did like my choice of husband. That was after he had stopped laughing of course!

Yeah, funny dad. No, he isn't going to park his horse at the bottom of the garden. And no, the scrapyard was still up the road, and not in my front room.

Well, that was the theory.

Of course over the years the scrap did end up in my kitchen, but that's another story!

GYPSIES 2: GOING A BIT DINLO
GYPSIES 2: GOING A BIT DINLO
It's six years on, and still as mad as ever! Deciding to move into a house isn't Jakes's best idea. But it's still laughter, all the way. Until the real-world steps in. When racism, jealousy, and a terrifying ghostly visitation happens, Nell and Jake wonder if moving into a house wasn't such a good idea! 'Made me cry with laughter. And the darker side was fascinating to read. Loved it!' pre-reader - Sara Thomas
 

Other half and family

'Other half' With his brother Ted and older sister Jane.  copyright photos Nell Rose Loveridge.
'Other half' With his brother Ted and older sister Jane. copyright photos Nell Rose Loveridge.

Going Nuts!

The second book, or sequel as we posh authors like to call it, came from a telephone call between 'other half' and his brother Ted.

I wasn't listening in, honestly.

But the way Ted yells down a phone is anybody's business. Literally!

I told my friend this one day.

'Ted yells down the phone.'

'Yes, well your 'other half' is even worse. He thinks the phone is two cups and a piece of string!'

And of course, she was right.

Anyway, back to the point. Ted was chattering on, talking to himself more than others, when he said in a very loud voice,' 'Wos up wiv you? you going a bit Dinlo?'

Which in plain English means, What is wrong with you, are you nuts?'

And that was that.

The title of my second book!'

Trouble was, did I have enough madness to put in the second book?

And of course, the answer was yes.

So, here we are.

My two-book series. Or maybe three? Is there room for three? I will have to sit down and figure that out.

Anyway, here they are. For your enjoyment. Or not. Erm!.

GYPSIES and GYPSIES -GOING A BIT DINLO.

© 2020 Nell Rose

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    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      14 months ago from England

      Thank you so much Dora, that is very kind. Always great to see you!

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      Dora Weithers 

      14 months ago from The Caribbean

      Congratulations, Nell. l haven't read the book yet and I'm already laughing. Not at all surprised by the comments from readers who find your books so interesting and enjoyable.

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      Nell Rose 

      14 months ago from England

      Thank you so much James! And it's always lovely to see you here.

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      Nell Rose 

      14 months ago from England

      Hi Shauna, can't remember how long the first one, but this one I started around December I think. Thanks as always.

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      James A Watkins 

      14 months ago from Chicago

      Congratulations on your new book! I am very proud of you. I know how heard it is. I can always say, "I knew you when!" :D

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      14 months ago from Central Florida

      Congrats on your publications, Nell. I wish you huge success.

      You've certainly led an interesting life and continue to do so.

      How long did it take you to write each one?

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      Nell Rose 

      14 months ago from England

      Aw thank you Devika, glad you liked it.

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      Nell Rose 

      14 months ago from England

      Thanks Mary, good to see you!

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      Devika Primić 

      14 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Nell so impressive and all best wishes. I am amazed of this story of Gypsies and yourself.

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      Mary Norton 

      14 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great for you, Nell. I will look for this on Amazon. Congrats.

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      Nell Rose 

      14 months ago from England

      Thanks so much Lorna, yes its my second in this series. I have written a couple of different ones too, but they need a bit of TLC. lol!

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      Nell Rose 

      14 months ago from England

      Thanks Patricia lol! yes it certainly is! Thank you

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      Lorna Lamon 

      14 months ago

      Many congrats on publishing your second book. True life stories are always the most interesting and authentic. Your books paint a life full of colour and most importantly, there never seems to be a dull moment. Best of luck with the second book Nell.

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      Patricia Scott 

      14 months ago from North Central Florida

      You have made me want to read more...sounds so like the life of someone I know. You can't make this stuff up....truth is really stranger than fiction!! Stay well and safe. Angels headed your way. ps

    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      14 months ago from England

      Thanks Peggy, always great to see you!

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      Nell Rose 

      14 months ago from England

      Thank you so much greg! that is very kind!

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      Nell Rose 

      14 months ago from England

      Thanks Lorelei, its the second in the series, and hopefully more to come. Jake keeps em coming! LOLO!

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      Peggy Woods 

      14 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Congratulations on the publishing of your second book. From reading some of your earlier content, they should make for fun reading.

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      greg cain 

      14 months ago from Moscow, Idaho, USA

      Nell - congrats on #2, and thanks for sharing the knowledge of your publications with us. I enjoyed reading this tease on the two texts, and I have a Kindle to hand. Hoping to get to at least one of these on our next road trip. Congrats again, and well done!

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      14 months ago from Canada

      Ha I learned something new about you today. I know of no one else with a gypsy in their family but it certainly sounds exciting and more than a little romantic. Wonderful stuff. I hope your book does very well.

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      Nell Rose 

      14 months ago from England

      Thanks Pamela, yes the first one is a couple of years old and doing rather well, this is the second, six years later, and still as silly. lol!

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      Nell Rose 

      14 months ago from England

      Thank you MG Singh, I am glad you like it.

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      Nell Rose 

      14 months ago from England

      Thanks Doris, I do know what you mean. I have left out the yucky stuff that happens, lol! and up until this bit of the books it was fine anyway.

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      Nell Rose 

      14 months ago from England

      Thanks John, always good to see you!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      14 months ago from Sunny Florida

      Congrats, Nell! I think it is great you have written two book and they sound hilarious. It's great how true stories are often the funniest.

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      MG Singh emge 

      14 months ago from Singapore

      Well done, looks like to be a nice read.I will try to get a Kindle copy and read it.

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      Doris James MizBejabbers 

      14 months ago from Beautiful South

      Two books! Congratulations on both of them. I'll have to check them out. I admire anyone who can find humor in life. When I was married to the first one, we had an unusual life, and people used to say I should write a book about us. Then things went sour, including some domestic abuse, and I realized that I didn't want to write an unhappy book. So I'm glad I see someone who can write their life with humor.

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      John Hansen 

      14 months ago from Gondwana Land

      Congratulation on publishing the new book, Nell. Both sound absolutely hilarious and I am sure are great reads.

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      Nell Rose 

      14 months ago from England

      Hi Ann, yes you should tell him to write it! And thanks for reading.

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      Nell Rose 

      14 months ago from England

      Thanks Ruby, these were the early years, and yes it was pretty wild, lol! thank you.

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      Ann Carr 

      14 months ago from SW England

      Well done, Nell! This sounds hilarious. I'll have a closer look.

      They say everyone has a book inside them. I keep telling my partner to record all his stories of his world-wide travels, some of which were pretty dangerous.

      I hope you're highly successful with this.

      Ann

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      14 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Nell, knowing a little bit about your marriage ( From reading 10 years ago ) I am laughing just thinking about it. I know it will be hilarious. congratulation on writing two books, possibly three.

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      Nell Rose 

      14 months ago from England

      Thanks Bill, always good to see you!

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      Bill Holland 

      14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Congratulations on your new book. I'm sure you feel the same sense of accomplishment and pride that I feel when I publish a new one. Well done my friend.

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