Tears for a Tinker (Paperback)Jess Smith (author)
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In 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.
Publisher: Birlinn General
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 223 g
Dimensions: 195 x 130 x 20 mm
'Tales tumble out of Jess Smith's head and its her manner of telling them that is so compulsive'* Scots Magazine *
'Jess skilfully takes her reader into the world of Scottish Travellers in her own down-to-earth, straight-from-the-heart manner. Filled with warmth and humour'* Travellers' Times *
'heart-warming reminiscences'* The Sunday Post *
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