Tales from the Tent by Jess Smith
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Tales from the Tent
By Jess Smith

Tales from the Tent

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Tales from the Tent by Jess Smith

Book Description

"Tales from the Tent" continues Jess Smith's story from the first book in the series, "Jessie's Journey". 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 like the berry-picking. Conscious that the old way of life was disappearing before her eyes, Jess stored up as much as she could gather from the rich folklore of the travellers' world. Now she retells some of the many stories and songs she heard by the campfire or at the tent's mouth. Interwoven with these tales is the story of Jess and her life on the road - her first loves, her friendships, her days at the hawking and berry-picking, the exploits of her lovable but infuriating family, the unforgettable characters she meets.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841587196
ISBN-10: 1841587192
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 17-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Bruar's Rest by Jess Smith 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 by Jess Smith 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.

Sookin' Berries by Jess Smith Sookin' Berries, Paperback (October 2008)

A collection of stories suitable for younger readers from the author of "Jessie's Journey".

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Author Biography - Jess Smith

Jess Smith lives near Crieff in Perthshire. Jessie's Journey, her first book, was published in 2002. She is married with 3 children and 6 grandchildren. As a traditional storyteller she is in great demand for live performances throughout Scotland.

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