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Genre Fiction
  • Author:
    Duncan Williamson
  • ISBN:
    1841586927
  • ISBN13:
    978-1841586922
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  • Publisher:
    Birlinn (March 20, 2008)
  • Pages:
    288 pages
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    Genre Fiction
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Duncan Williamson, one of the great storytellers, recounts his days as a child and young man along the travellers' paths and camps of Scotland

Duncan Williamson, one of the great storytellers, recounts his days as a child and young man along the travellers' paths and camps of Scotland. It's the perfect book to read in a small shack, or under a tent of blankets, imagining a life spent as a tinker or other tradesperson, with only a few possessions in your cart as you head from town to town.

Duncan Williamson was the son, grandson and great grandson of nomadic tinsmiths, basket makers, pipers and storytellers. In this book, he describes his life as a traveller with verve, candour and intimacy, recounting a childhood spent on the shores of Loch Fyne, work on the small hill farms in the summer, walking with barrows and prams and later with horse and cart, the length and breadth of Scotland.

The Horsieman: Memories of a Traveller 1928-58. by Duncan Williamson. With over ten books to his name, Duncan Williamson was one of the last true, traveller horsemen and the best-known of Scotland’s storytellers. Duncan Williamson was the son, grandson and great grandson of nomadic tinsmiths, basket makers, pipers and storytellers. This autobiography tells, for the first time, his original story; how the Scottish traveller survived hawking his wares, dealing with local farmers and tradesmen, becoming a family man, creating the world of an unparalleled tradition-bearer. Duncan Williamson died in November 2007.

Duncan James Williamson (11 April 1928, Loch Fyneside, near Furnace, Argyll - 8 November 2007) was a Scottish storyteller and singer, and a member of the Scottish Traveller community. The Scottish poet and scholar Hamish Henderson once referred to him as "possibly the most extraordinary tradition-bearer of the whole Traveller tribe.

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Local legends, traveller's beliefs and customs are all narrated in a perfectly natural context - within the traveller "horseman's".

Local legends, traveller's beliefs and customs are all narrated in a perfectly natural context - within the traveller "horseman's" experiences - portraying the character and strength of Scotland's most distinctive race. Shipping: US$ . 9 Within . Destination, rates & speeds.

Horsieman : Memories of a Traveller 1928-58, Paperback by Williamson, Duncan, ISBN 1912476401, ISBN-13 9781912476404 Duncan Williamson was the son, grandson and great grandson of nomadic tinsmiths, basket makers, pipers and storytellers. Read full description. See details and exclusions. The Horsieman Memories of a Traveller 1928-58 by Duncan Williamson 9781912476404. Brand new: lowest price.

The Horsieman : Memories of a Traveller 1928-58. In this book, he describes his life as a traveler with verve, candor and intimacy, recounting a childhood spent on the shores of Loch Fyne, work on the small hill farms in the summer, walking with barrows and prams and later with horse and cart, the length and breadth of Scotland. In this book he describes his life as a traveller with verve, candour and intimacy, recounting a childhood spent on the shores of Loch Fyne, work on the small hill farms in the summer, walking with barrows and prams and later with horse and cart, the length and breadth of Scotland.

Duncan Williamson was the son, grandson and great grandson of nomadic tinsmiths, basket makers, pipers and storytellers. In this book, he describes his life as a traveller with verve, candour and intimacy, recounting a childhood spent on the shores of Loch Fyne, work on the small hill farms in the summer, walking with barrows and prams and later with horse and cart, the length and breadth of Scotland. He recalls camping with hundreds of traveller families from the 1940s to the 1960s, his marriage to his cousin, Jeanie Townsley, and all the various traditional skills and arts which must be perfected for a man to maintain his family adequately."The Horsieman" is the story of traditions long vanished - of traveller trades, of building tents, of routes travelled and traditional camping sites, of stories, songs, music and cures which have been the heritage and tradition of travelling people in Scotland through the ages. Set mainly in Argyll, Tayside and all stations in between, Duncan Williamson's story is told with great warmth and humour and in the inimitable style of one Scotland's master storytellers.

Muniath
I bought this book because I am doing research into traveling people in Scotland as background for a novel. It is a gem. Mostly, a stream of consciousness memoir of life as a Traveller in Argyll. Full of authentic detail and rich in anecdotes it acts both as a historical resource and (more importantly) a view on a world long gone from someone who was very much part of it. Excellent.
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