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Way of the Wanderers: The Story of Travellers in Scotland Jess Smith

Way of the Wanderers: The Story of Travellers in Scotland

Jess Smith

Published October 1st 2012
ISBN : 9781780270784
Paperback
272 pages
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 About the Book 

Scottish gypsies, known as travelers, have wandered Scotland’s roads and byways for centuries, and their turbulent history is captured in this passionate new book that details their rich and vibrant traditions. It is less a conventional history thanMoreScottish gypsies, known as travelers, have wandered Scotland’s roads and byways for centuries, and their turbulent history is captured in this passionate new book that details their rich and vibrant traditions. It is less a conventional history than a personal pilgrimage through the stories, songs, and culture of a people for whom freedom is more important than security and a campfire under the stars is preferable to a warm hearth within stone walls. Settled society has always discriminated against travelers, and Jess Smith draws on her family’s experiences to tell the shocking stories of bullying, violence, the enforced break-up of families, and separate schooling, while also bringing to life the magic and drama of days wandering the roads and working the land.