By (author) Jess Smith
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Sookin' Berries by Jess Smith
Book DescriptionIntroducing "Sookin' Berries", her collection of stories for younger readers, Jess Smith writes: 'I have been a gatherer of tales for most of my life, and I suppose it all began when I was a wee girl. I shared a home with parents, seven sisters and a shaggy dog. It could be said that I lived a different sort of life from most other children, because 'home' was an old blue bus. We were known as tinkers or travellers, descendants of those who have wandered the highways and by ways of Scotland for two thousand years'. Acclaimed for her autobiographical trilogy, "Jessie's Journey", Jess is on a mission to pass on the stories she heard as a girl to the young readers of today.'If you are aged from around 10 going on 100, then you're a fine age to read, enjoy and hopefully remember forever these ancient oral tales of Scotland's travelling people. What I'd like you to do in this book is to come with me on the road; back to those days when it was time to pack up and get going, and to take the way of our ancestors. I want you to imagine that, as my friend, you are by the campfire listening to the magical Scottish stories that have been handed down through generations of travellers'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841587783
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 8-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jess Smith
Way of the Wanderers, Paperback (October 2015)
Scottish gypsies, known as travellers, have wandered Scotland's roads and byways for centuries, and their turbulent history is captured in this passionate book by Jess Smith, the bestselling author of Jessie's Journey.
Bruar's Rest, Paperback (April 2011)
An epic tale of love and loyalty. The lives of two highland travellers, Bruar and Megan, are changed forever when they are torn apart from each other by the Great War. When Bruar is reported missing in action, Megan sets off to search for him and journeys through perilous foreign lands ravaged by war.
Tears for a Tinker, Paperback (January 2009)
Traces the author's eventful life with Dave and their three children, from their earliest years together. This memoir features their adventures and achievements that 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.
Tales from the Tent, Paperback (September 2008)» View all books by Jess Smith
Jess has left school, and after a miserable spell working in a paper-mill, she abandons the settled life and takes to the roads once more. The old bus has gone, to be replaced by a caravan and campsites. Times are changing, and it is becoming harder and harder for travellers to make a living by doing the rounds of seasonal jobs.
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Author Biography - Jess Smith
Jess Smith was raised in a large family of Scottish travellers. She is married with three children and six grandchildren. As a traditional storyteller, she is in great demand for live performances throughout Scotland. Her autobiographical trilogy began with Jessie's Journey, continued with Tales from the Tent and concludes with Tears for a Tinker. She has also written a novel, Bruar's Rest.
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