<img height="1" width="1" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=610419235832899&ev=PageView &noscript=1"/>

Jessie’s Journey

by Jess Smith

£7.49

Available Formats:

in stock

Buy E-book
via Erudition.direct
ISBN: 9780857901781
Published: 05 Apr 2012
Format: E-Book
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Birlinn
  • Share:

About the Book

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.


The Author

Jess Smith

Jess Smith, one of Scotland's Travelling People, was raised on the road until she met and married her husband Dave, a non-Traveller. She left her old ways behind, but captured them through her writing. She is the author of Jessie's JourneyTales from the TentTears for a TinkerSookin Berries and The Way of the Wanderers.