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    Publisher: Waverley Books

    Tumshie: The Forgotten Turnip Lantern

    £7.99
    Tumshie is the story of a dad and son making old fashioned Halloween lanterns and a costume together. Guising, and dooking for apples and carving out a 'tumshie' (Scots for a turnip lantern) are all covered in this colourful illustrated book.
    ISBN: 9781849345323
    AuthorMark Mechan
    Pub Date10/09/2020
    BindingPaperback
    Pages32
    Availability: In Stock

    Tumshie is the story of a dad and son making old fashioned Halloween lanterns and a costume together. The story is set today in Scotland, and it's inspired by how a Scottish Halloween used to be celebrated. Back when Halloween meant 'guising' (today that is trick or treating) and 'dooking for apples' (bobbing for apples) and carving out a tumshie (Scots for turnip) was a rite of passage for Scottish children who needed the strength of an ox and the stubbornness of a donkey.

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    Tumshie is the story of a dad and son making old fashioned Halloween lanterns and a costume together. The story is set today in Scotland, and it's inspired by how a Scottish Halloween used to be celebrated. Back when Halloween meant 'guising' (today that is trick or treating) and 'dooking for apples' (bobbing for apples) and carving out a tumshie (Scots for turnip) was a rite of passage for Scottish children who needed the strength of an ox and the stubbornness of a donkey.