The Way of the Wanderers

The Way of the Wanderers

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a€˜Jess reveals a way of life that leaves the reader full of admirationa€™ a€“ Mary Horner Scottish Gypsies, known as Travellers or Tinkers, have wandered Scotlanda€™s roads and byways for centuries. Their turbulent history is captured in this passionate new book by Jess Smith, the bestselling author of Jessiea€™s Journey and a Traveller herself. Her quest for the truth takes her on a personal journey of discovery through the tales, songs and culture of the a€˜pilgrims of the mista€™, who preferred freedom to security, and a campfire under the stars to a hearth within stone walls. The history Jess has uncovered reveals centuries of prejudice and shocking violence by settled society against Travellers, including the enforced break-up of families and separate schooling. But drawing on her own and her familya€™s experiences as they wandered the glens and braes of Scotland, she also captures the magic and rich traditions of a life lived outside conventional boundaries.At night, when we were all storied and bedded, she would open the Pandoraa#39;s box in which she kept cures and a repair kit for all ills, and would work her magic with a ... He wore perfectly fitting size eight leather brogues over pure wool socks.

Title:The Way of the Wanderers
Author:Jess Smith
Publisher:Birlinn - 2012-11-05


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