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Gipsy MOTH: Pre-release Review

Updated: Jan 3, 2021

Book Review: by historian and author Andrew Hemmings

June 2020

Willy Mitchell's novel Gipsy MOTH Aviatrix is an action-packed, appealing story of adventure and romance. From an intriguing beginning to an unexpected ending, Willy takes the reader through an engaging account of the life of Amy Johnson as seen by her best friend, Nikki.

Gipsy MOTH is the fascinating tale of a young girl growing up, enjoying a privileged life in the North of England during extraordinary times. Nikki meets Amy Johnson, another Yorkshire Lass, at school in Hull. Through their own loneliness and adversity at home, they establish a unique and lasting friendship that takes them from Yorkshire to London and beyond to places they only once ever dreamed of. They encounter tragic twists and turns along the way.

Although based on real events, Gipsy MOTH is a work of fiction creating a gripping account of their lives and times.


Gipsy MOTH is due for release towards the end of 2020 and will be available at iUniverse, Indiebound, Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, Blackwells, Waterstones, and many more online retailers.

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