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Fairground Strollers and Showfolk., Brown, Frances.
1 Brown, Frances. Fairground Strollers and Showfolk.
Oakley Publishing, 2001. 0952128217 2001 0952128217 / 9780952128212 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 
Hardback in Very Good condition, complete with dustwrapper, also in Very Good condition. With pp192, b&w illustrations, notes, appendix and index. This liberally illustrated book chronicles the performers who travelled from town to town, appearing at fairgrounds. The author examines their lives starting in the early 19th century. POSTAGE RATES ARE BASED ON A BOOK WEIGHT UP TO 1KG. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS MAY BE REQUIRED. S27. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
 
 
Early Travellers in Scotland., Brown, Hume.
2 Brown, Hume. Early Travellers in Scotland.
James Thin, 1978. 1978 Facsimile Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 
Softback with illustrated card covers, light staining to edges but otherwise in Very Good condition. Facsimile edition [1891] pp xxvi, 300 with 5 fold out maps and tables, index. A selection of historical travellers tales from Scotland. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
Tinkers: Synge and the Cultural History of the Irish Traveller., Burke, Mary.
3 Burke, Mary. Tinkers: Synge and the Cultural History of the Irish Traveller.
Oxford, 2009. 9780199566464 2009 0199566461 / 9780199566464 1st Edition Hardcover As New As New Book 
Hardback, in As New condition with dustwrapper in As New condition. First edition, pp x, 329, bibliography, index. The history of Irish Travellers is not analogous to that of the 'tinker', a Europe-wide underworld fantasy created by sixteenth-century British and continental Rogue Literature that came to be seen as an Irish character alone as English became dominant in Ireland. By the Revival, the tinker represented bohemian, pre-Celtic aboriginality, functioning as the cultural nationalist counter to the Victorian Gypsy mania. Long misunderstood as a portrayal of actual Travellers, J.M. Synge's influential The Tinker's Wedding was pivotal to this 'Irishing' of the tinker, even as it acknowledged that figure's cosmopolitan textual roots. Synge's empathetic depiction is closely examined, as are the many subsequent representations that looked to him as a model to subvert or emulate. In contrast to their Revival-era romanticization, post-independence writing portrayed tinkers as alien interlopers, while contemporaneous Unionists labelled them a contaminant from the hostile South. However, after Travellers politicized in the 1960s, more even-handed depictions heralded a querying of the 'tinker' fantasy that has shaped contemporary screen and literary representations of Travellers and has prompted Traveller writers to transubstantiate Otherness into the empowering rhetoric of ethnic difference. Though its Irish equivalent has oscillated between idealization and demonization, US racial history facilitates the cinematic figuring of the Irish-American Traveler as lovable 'white trash' rogue. This process is informed by the mythology of a population with whom Travelers are allied in the white American imagination, the Scots-Irish (Ulster-Scots). In short, the 'tinker' is much more central to Irish, Northern Irish and even Irish-American identity than is currently recognised. S27. 
Price: 22.00 GBP
 
 
Gypsy Girl: A Life on the Road, A Journey to Freedom., McKinley, Rosie.
4 McKinley, Rosie. Gypsy Girl: A Life on the Road, A Journey to Freedom.
Hodder & Stoughton Ltd., 2011. 9781444742046 2011 1444742043 / 9781444742046 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 
Paperback with some fading, but otherwise in very good condition. First edition, with pp278. The story of Rosie McKinley, who was born into an Irish traveller family and ran away at 17 to marry a fellow traveller. She has five children and lives in Ireland. S21. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
 
 
Land of No Death., Robertson, Stanley.
5 Robertson, Stanley. Land of No Death.
Balnain Books, 1993. 1872557260 1993 1872557260 / 9781872557267 1st Edition Soft cover Fine Book 
Paperback, in Fine condition, pp192, with b&w illustrations. This is the master story-teller's ultimate folk tale long-hidden in ancient Traveller lore and now written for the first time. S8. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
 
 
Nyakim's Windows., Robertson, Stanley.
6 Robertson, Stanley. Nyakim's Windows.
Balnain Books, 1989. 1989 1st Edition Soft cover Near Fine Book Signed by Author(s)
Paperback in Near Fine condition. First edition. SIGNED COPY. pp212, Illustrated by Simon Fraser. With glossary. S30Original stories of the travelling folk. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
 
 
Reek Roon a Campfire: A Collection of Ancient Tales., Robertson, Stanley.
7 Robertson, Stanley. Reek Roon a Campfire: A Collection of Ancient Tales.
Birlinn Ltd, 2009. 9781841587950 2009 1841587958 / 9781841587950 Soft cover Fine Book 
Paperback in fine condition, pp xi, 195, with glossary. A wide range of stories -supernatural and everyday- which offer a fascinating glimpse into the world of Scland's Travellers. S5. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
 
 
Red Rowans and Wild Honey., Whyte, Betsy.
8 Whyte, Betsy. Red Rowans and Wild Honey.
Birlinn, 2002. 1841580708 2002 1841580708 / 9781841580708 Soft cover Very Good Book 
Paperback in very good condition, with pp 223, with editor's note and glossary. The sequel to the very popular Yellow on the Broom, this title follows Betsy Whyte's life to the end of the Second World War. S8. 
Price: 4.50 GBP
 
 
Don't Look Back Jack!, Williamson, Duncan.
9 Williamson, Duncan. Don't Look Back Jack!
Canongate Publishing, 1990. 0862413095 1990 0862413095 / 9780862413095 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 
Hardback, Very good condition, Dust wrapper very good condition, First edition, Pp 162, Glossary, From Duncan Williamson's phenomenal repertoire of over three thousand tales, the stories collected her concern Jack, the archytypal character in folklore.S6. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
 
 
Fireside Tales of the Traveller Children., Williamson, Duncan.
10 Williamson, Duncan. Fireside Tales of the Traveller Children.
Canongate Publishing, 1990. 0862411009 1990 0862411009 / 9780862411008 Soft cover Very Good Book 
Paperback in very good condition, reprint, pp 159, with preface and introduction.Fireside Tales of the Traveller Children, including Mary and the Seal, The Hedgehurst, the Traveller Woman who Looked Back and many more. S6. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
 


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