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Jack and the Devil's Purse
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Publication Date
01 May 2011
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Birlinn Limited

Jack and the Devil's Purse

Scottish Traveller Tales
by Duncan Williamson - Find out more about the author


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'A book for everyone who loves to read traditional tales' – Facts & Fiction

Devil stories are always fascinating, entertaining and disturbing. These twenty tales, re-told by one of Scotland’s master storytellers, are a fascinating insight into Traveller beliefs about evil, temptation and suffering in which the Devil exists not to punish, but to outwit you in a contest of intelligence and knowledge.

This collection is an expanded edition of Duncan Williamson’s best-selling May the Devil Walk Behind Ye!, originally published by Canongate.

With over ten books to his name, Duncan Williamson was one of the last, best-known of Scotland’s traveller storytellers. The son, grandson and great grandson of nomadic tinsmiths, basket makers, pipers and storytellers, he became  known as one of the world’s finest oral story-tellers, with over 3,000 stories committed to memory. He died in November 2007.

Edited by Linda Williamson.

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