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Jack and the Devil's Purse By Duncan Williamson

Jack and the Devil's Purse

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An expanded edition of Duncan Williamson's best selling May the Devil Walk Behind Ye! Twenty tales surviving from oral tradition are re-told by one of Scotlands master yarn spinners. Williamson provides fascinating insight into the beliefs about evil, suffering, and temptation held by travellers.

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Jack and the Devil's Purse by Duncan Williamson

Devil stories are always fascinating, entertaining and disturbing. These twenty tales, re-told by one of Scotland's master storytellers, are a fascinating insight into Traveller beliefs about evil, temptation and suffering in which the Devil exists not to punish, but to outwit you in a contest of intelligence and knowledge. This collection is an expanded edition of Duncan Williamson's best-selling May the Devil Walk Behind Ye!, originally published by Canongate.

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Jack and the Devil's Purse Reviews

'An important part of our heritage to be treasured and shared'

* Scottish Home and Country *

'Superbly handled, as you would expect from this acknowledged master of storytelling'

* Scots Magazine *

'Duncan is a first-class storyteller'

* Northern Times *

About Duncan Williamson

With over ten books to his name, Duncan Williamson was one of the last, best-known of Scotland's traveller storytellers. The son, grandson and great grandson of nomadic tinsmiths, basket makers, pipers and storytellers, he became known as one of the world's finest oral story-tellers, with over 3,000 stories committed to memory. He died in November 2007.

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Jack and the Devil's Purse by Duncan Williamson
Duncan Williamson
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