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Fairground Strollers and Showfolk.

By: Brown, Frances.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Oakley Publishing, 2001. 0952128217: 2001

Seller ID: 2028

ISBN: 0952128217

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Early Travellers in Scotland.

By: Brown, Hume.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: James Thin, 1978.: 1978

Edition: Facsimile Edition

Seller ID: 1452

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Tinkers: Synge and the Cultural History of the Irish Traveller.

By: Burke, Mary.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Oxford, 2009. 9780199566464: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2039

ISBN: 0199566461

Condition: As New


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'... View more info

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North and North Again: Autobiography

By: David Brian Plummer

Price: £25.00

Publisher: The Boydell Press: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005503

ISBN: 0907827063

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with some slight shelfwear, some pages slightly wrinkled but otherwise in Very Good condition, unclipped dustwrapper with lightly faded spine, small mark to foot of spine and bottom rear edge of dustwrapper. First edition, pp 148, b&w illustrations. View more info

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Gypsy Girl: A Life on the Road, A Journey to Freedom.

By: McKinley, Rosie.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd., 2011. 9781444742046: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1320

ISBN: 1444742043

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Reek Roon a Campfire: A Collection of Ancient Tales.

By: Robertson, Stanley.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd, 2009. 9781841587950: 2009

Seller ID: 114

ISBN: 1841587958

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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Red Rowans and Wild Honey.

By: Whyte, Betsy.

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Birlinn, 2002. 1841580708: 2002

Seller ID: 492

ISBN: 1841580708

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Fireside Tales of the Traveller Children.

By: Williamson, Duncan.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Canongate Publishing, 1990. 0862411009: 1990

Seller ID: 541

ISBN: 0862411009

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Don't Look Back Jack!

By: Williamson, Duncan.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Canongate Publishing, 1990. 0862413095: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 691

ISBN: 0862413095

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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May The Devil Walk Behind Ye!: Scottish Traveller Tales.

By: Williamson, Duncan.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Canongate Publishing, 1989. 0862412145: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 007690

ISBN: 0862412145

Condition: Near Fine


Illustrated card covers in Near Fine condition, First edition, Pp 134, Glossary, The twelve stories making up this collection from Duncan Williamson's great repertoire of folk tales will entertain, perhaps disturb and certainly amuse all those who "enjoy a good crack". S6. View more info