Tears for a Tinker
By (author) Jess Smith
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Tears for a Tinker by Jess Smith
Book DescriptionIn 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841587141
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 30-Jan-2009
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.
Sookin' Berries, Paperback (October 2008)
A collection of stories suitable for younger readers from the author of "Jessie's Journey".
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 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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