Patsy Whyte's debut autobiography, No Easy Road, recalls the earliest years of her life up until the age of 16. It is a true story, and a remarkable and frank account of her struggle to survive. "It's taken me more than 30 years to write about my experiences," she says. "Fortunately, I've been blessed with a great memory. I can still remember people and places and incidents in the clearest of detail, even although so many years have passed." A second book is planned, taking Patsy's story forward through the rest of her teenage years. It promises to be as compelling as her first.
Patsy Whyte caught glimpses of an invisible world growing up in a children's home in Aberdeen, Scotland. One of a family of ten traveller children, torn apart by the state in the 1950's, Patsy recalls in her memoir a childhood scarred by years of mental and emotional abuse, prejudice and hatred. No Easy Road is the first instalment of a two-part autobiography.