Jessie's Journey (Paperback)Jess Smith (author)
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From the ages of 5 to 15, Jess Smith lived with her parents, sisters and a mongrel dog in an old, blue Bedford bus. They travelled the length and breadth of Scotland, and much of England too, stopping here and there until they were moved on by the local authorities or driven by their own instinctive need to travel. By campfires, under the unchanging stars they brewed up tea, telling stories and singing songs late into the night. "Jessie's Journey" describes what it was like to be one of the last of the traditional travelling folk. It is not an idyllic tale, but despite the threat of bigoted abuse and scattered schooling, humour and laughter run throughout a childhood teeming with unforgettable characters and incidents.
Publisher: Birlinn General
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 255 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 19 mm
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This is a really lovely read. Jessie is a storyteller to her core, borne of the oral tradition, and it shows. Her lyrical tone sets an atmosphere full of laughter, fun, and very moving tragedy in turn. In a society... More
Nice read, made me laugh at the antic's she got herself into
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