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Tears for a Tinker
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ISBN:
9781841587141
Categories
Biography
Imprint
Birlinn
Publication Date
12 June 2012
Format
Paperback (also available as an eBook)
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
192
Illustrations
8pp b/w plates

Tears for a Tinker

 

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‘heart-warming reminiscences’ – The Sunday Post

‘Tales tumble out of Jess Smith’s head and its her manner of telling them that is so compulsive’ – The Scots Magazine

‘Jess skilfully takes her reader into the world of Scottish Travellers in her own down-to-earth, straight-from-the-heart manner. Filled with warmth and humour’ – Travellers’ Times

In the third and final book of Jess Smith’s autobiographical trilogy, Jess traces her eventful life with Dave and their three children, from their earliest years together. Their adventures and achievements are interspersed with stories of her parents’ childhood, her father’s ‘tall tales’ and the eerie echoes of ghosts and hauntings that she has heard from gypsies and travellers over many years.

Fans of Jess Smith will not be disappointed with her latest memoir, full of more unforgettable characters and insight into the travellers’ way of life, a tradition that stretches back more than 2000 years and survives in the rich oral tradition of its people.

Jess Smith lives near Crieff. She is married and has three children and six grandchildren. As a traditional storyteller she is in great demand for performances throughout Scotland, and has been invited to speak at conference of Aboriginal storytellers in Australia this year.






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