Jakob's Colours. Lindsay Hawdon. 5 stars out of 5. Book Blurb: Austria, 1944. Jakob, a gypsy boy - half Roma, half Yenish - runs, as he has been told to do. With shoes of sack cloth, still bloodstained with another's blood, a stone clutched in one hand, a small wooden box in the other. He… Continue reading Jakob’s Colours Book Review.