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Showfolk: An Oral History of a Fairground Dynasty (Flashbacks)

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Description for Showfolk: An Oral History of a Fairground Dynasty (Flashbacks) Paperback. This is the story of the Codona family - a fairground dynasty that has lasted in Scotland for over 200 years. Series: Flashbacks. Num Pages: 288 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBKS; 3JH; 3JJ; 3JMC; HBJD1; HBTB; HBTD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 194 x 129 x 21. Weight in Grams: 302.

Travelling showfolk have been entertaining Scots for centuries and a visit to 'the shows' was a highlight of the year until recent memory. The Codonas are one of the longest and most established show families, having arrived from the continent in the late eighteenth century. The book is based almost entirely on original research and draws on interviews with three generations to give a vivid and richly anecdotal account of this ever-changing world. Illustrations, mostly previously unpublished, enhance the text. The interviews have been kept intact as much as possible, to keep the flow of overlapping individual life stories but ... Read more

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National Museums Of Scotland
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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About Frank Bruce
Frank Bruce is also the author of Scottish Showbusiness: Music Hall, Variety and Pantomime, also published by NMSE - Publishing.

Reviews for Showfolk: An Oral History of a Fairground Dynasty (Flashbacks)
' ... a fascinating book ... a very worthy addition to the library of fairground books.' Fairground Mercury ' ... a rare insider's view of fairground life in Scotland.' Romany Routes ' ... oral testimonies that recall their remarkable family story across the last two centuries ... The book is structured around the interviews, which have been kept largely intact, ... Read more

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