Gypsy Rickwood Rides Again!
Julia’s latest book is a re-publication of a famous fortune-telling book written over 80 years ago by ‘Gypsy Rickwood.’ Nobody knows who she – or perhaps he – was, but in the first edition she wrote that the method is a very old one, practised by wandering gypsies long before it was ever set down roughly on paper.’
The method is a very simple one. With every book comes a delightfully designed pack of playing cards. When you want to ask a question about your future, you simply shuffle the pack, concentrate on the question, and draw a card. You then look up the card in the accompanying book, and there is your answer.
Some of Gypsy Rickwood’s answers are light-hearted and humorous, others sensible and practical. For instance ask ‘How shall I recognise my life partner’ and you may be told that ‘He dresses very badly’ or that ‘She is singularly dense’! – or that ‘He has a commanding personality’ or ‘She has a will of her own’.
There are questions about love, money, chance, and life in general – ‘Will I be successful?’ – ‘Shall I live at home or abroad?’ – ‘What are my lucky numbers?’ The book is a fascinating insight into the whole subject of good or bad luck, and whether you believe in ‘luck’ or not, will give hours of entertainment when passed from hand to hand in the evening, after a good meal and a glass or two.
But take warning! – Gypsy Rickwood tells us that the accuracy of the answers depends largely on the sincerity of the questioner. Thus, if questions of an unsuitable nature are asked, the answers will be in the same frivolous vein’! She obviously believed in her method. Could it possibly work? Why not try it, and prepare to be astonished?
The book and cards, neatly packaged, make a wonderful present – for yourself or anyone else. It is published by Quadrille at ££9.99 and is available in the UK and Australia, and soon in the USA. If your bookseller has to order it, the ISBN number is 1 844000 141.