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Description - Sookin' Berries by Jess Smith

Introducing "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 Details

ISBN: 9781841587783
ISBN-10: 1841587788
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 8-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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.

Books By Jess Smith

Way of the Wanderers by Jess Smith
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Bruar's Rest by Jess Smith
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Tears for a Tinker by Jess Smith
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Tales from the Tent by Jess Smith
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