aJess reveals a way of life that leaves the reader full of admirationa a Mary Horner Scottish Gypsies, known as Travellers or Tinkers, have wandered Scotlandas roads and byways for centuries. Their turbulent history is captured in this passionate new book by Jess Smith, the bestselling author of Jessieas 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 apilgrims 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 familyas 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|
|Publisher||:||Birlinn - 2012-11-05|