Tales from the Tent (Paperback)
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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 17/09/2008
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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.

Publisher: Birlinn General
ISBN: 9781841587196
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 241 g
Dimensions: 195 x 130 x 20 mm


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'Jess Smith is as bright a new talent on the Scottish non-fiction scene as I have seen emerge in recent years. Having brought her life story up to date with this one she is, I hear, now tackling a novel. Watch that bestseller list'

* Scots Magazine *

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“Tales from the Tent”

Jessie continues her life story in this second volume of the trilogy. Her evocative tale of a dying lifestyle is warm, funny and sad, and thoroughly engaging. I love her books and recommend them to anyone interested... More

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