Showmen. The Voice of Travelling Fair People ISBN 13: 9781907730184
ISBN 10: 1907730184
Paperback; Shaun Tyas; ISBN-13: 978-1907730184
Description:Lincolnshire: Shaun Tyas, 2013. A fine, new copy. 192pp +section of 60 colour photographs. Fairgrounds and the travelling showmen who run them are the subjects of this book. it is composed of interviews with the show people, exploring their philosophy and way of life, their troubles and joys, aspirations and even their rich heritage of language. The 23 chapters include subjects such as women's place, education, problems with planning, foreign travel, the showmen's guild, and the life of children in thier communities. There are family trees of the families studied, a glossary of showman's language, and an index, and a glorious section of sixty high quality colour photographs.. New Edition. Paperback. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.
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