Showfolk: An Oral History of a Fairground Dynasty

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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 Illustrations, mostly previously unpublished, enhance the text.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 ...

Showfolk: An Oral History of a Fairground Dynasty 2010, NMSE - Publishing Ltd, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781905267453

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