Welcome To The Wonderful World Of Big Fat Gypsy Weddings.This Is The Official Book Of One Of The Most Talked About TV Series Ever To Have Hit Our Screens The Show Offered A Unique Insight Into The Traveller And Gypsy Communities, Their Lives, Loves And Their Incredible Wedding Ceremonies.But There Is So Much To These Fascinating People And Their Culture And This Book Draws Readers Even Further Into An Extraordinary Secret World.All Of The Biggest, Most Colourful Characters From The Series Are Here Including Thelma The Wedding Dressmaker And Paddy The Champion Fighter The Book Reveals What Happened To Some Of The Young Lovebirds From The Series Did They Live Happily Ever After And There S A Host Of New And Wonderful Characters To Get To Know Too.But It S Not Just About Weddings This Book Sheds Light On What It S Like To Grow Up Living On The Outside Of Society, Suffering The Suspicions Of Settled Folk And Trying To Preserve The Traditions Of An Ancient Culture.Big Fat Gypsy Weddings Is A Gilt Edged Invitation Into The Heart Of Gypsy And Traveller Life, Brimming With Unforgettable Stories And Brand New Insights Into A Disappearing World. The book to accompany the first series of BFGW Quite enjoyed this book gave a bitinsight into the gypsy way of life and explains indetails some of their traditions and ways. I was hoping this book would give me an update on all the people who were filmed on My Big Fat Gypsy Weddings , and also maybe some of what was cut would make it into the book What I got instead was basically the whole show broken down into book form There were a few extras, but nothing like the book leads you to believe I also didn t like the way some of the dialogue was changed to make it easier for the author to add it to the book I noticed this at least a few timesThis book would be I was hoping this book would give me an update on all the people who were filmed on My Big Fat Gypsy Weddings , and also maybe some of what was cut would make it into the book What I got instead was basically the whole show broken down into book form There were a few
i loved this book well what girl does not enjoy weddings and posh frocks a glimpse into a very different way of life I enjoy learning about other cultures This book is a companion to the show My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding This book goes intodetail about the UK Gypsy culture It was very educational and I would recommend it to those who enjoy learning about other cultures. Following the lives of traveller families from the first series of the glamourous documentary television show.So why do traveller girls dress up to nines at social functions compared to settlers who wear conservative dress in pale colours Apparently, there are fewer traveller boys than girls Girls are eager to marry as a stage of maturity Resulting in intense competition between girls But heavy wedding dresses are too hot and painful They leave scars on the hips.Young adults aren t allowe Following the lives of traveller families from the first series of the glamourous documentary television sh
I picked this up cheap as I thought perhaps it wouldn t appeal to me but I have to say it was a wonderful insight not only into the weddings that were aired on TV but also traveller life and culture You will recognise some of the stories that were on TV, the girl with the mechanical butetrlies and battery packs on her dress, the tearing down of Dale Farm etc but I learnt a lot about the perceptions the gypsies feel we as settled people have about them, how they afford those weddings and why
Found the show great fun My mom found this in a charity shop and bought it for me as a gift knowing how much I liked the show Great book as good as the show Was surprised that it was in a charity shop.
- 288 pages
- Big Fat Gypsy Weddings
- Jim Nally
- 20 April 2019 Jim Nally