Five years ago Mikey Walsh finally succumbed to staying put.London called him and it is the longest time he has ever lived in one place. He works at a nearby primary school, where he teaches art and drama, and also picks up the formal education he missed out on as a child. Mikey proposed to his partner on the number 38 bus two years ago and they married last summer.
Explosive, sparkling and hugely entertaining - this is a twisted fairytale from a truly original mind - Hayley Atwell, star of The Duchess and Brideshead RevisitedGypsy Boy is a brilliant but bittersweet story, which reads like a magical fairytale. Although he could be excused for doing so, Mikey never descends into self pity - and has found the perfect balance between humour and harsh reality. Gypsy Boy sits somewhere between the grittiness of Irvine Welsh, and the charming warmth of Frank McCourt. - Dermot O'Leary