The Diddakoi

By Rumer Godden

Synopsis

Everyone in Kizzy's town hates her because she's half-gypsy - a diddakoi. But Kizzy doesn't care. All she needs is Gran and her horse, Joe. But when Gran dies and their wagon burns down, Kizzy is all alone. No one wants to look after her and her beloved Joe might get sent to the knacker's yard. Can Kizzy survive in a hostile world - and save Joe?

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Author Biography

Rumer Godden, who died in 1998, was one of the UK's most distinguished authors. She wrote many well-known and much-loved books for both adults and children, including The Greengage Summer and The Peacock Spring (available as Young Picador paperbacks) and Black Narcissus. In 1993 she was awarded the OBE.