It was nice to see how the show people survived and also coped with the obstacles put in their way. The title is incredibly appropriate given the book's theme. A young happy man rejected by someone he thought could be the love of his life, turned into a sour and deeply unhappy man whose mission in life became to cheat people over. All The Fun Of The Fair is a roller coaster ride of a musical, underscored by a helter-skelter of David Essex hits and album favourites. If you thought being in the fair was one of the best jobs in the world then this book will certainly change your mind.
Samson's other son, Sonny, who is the eldest, has other plans for the Fair once he inherits it from his father. All messages made available as part of this discussion group including any forums and chat rooms and any opinions, advice, statements or other information contained in any messages posted or transmitted by any third party are the responsibility of the author of that message and not of All The Fun Of The Fair. It is very well chosen. This is a beautiful historical read that warms your heart, it's thought provoking, Poignant yet captivating, shows the strength and relationships of the Fair, it's emotional, contains secrets, lies, a few lil twists, triggers your emotions. And that's exactly what he's drawn on to put together a new show which also has the same title as one of his early albums — first aired in 1972.
Gemma who is married to the son of the owner of Grundy's Fairground, she is a wonderful character who cared for those who worked for her father in law, but she is looked down by Sam the owner of the fairground as she was a stranger to them and in fact, comes from a well-heeled family. When night falls, the local town is drawn to the Fair. There will be something for everyone and even more fun to come! The characters are a memorable eclectic mix exactly what you would expect. Gemma married into the lifestyle, her reliable husband Solomon making the work worthwhile. This story has so much packed into it, I thought I would be reading forever, but like all good novels it came to an end and left me wanting more. It was wonderful to be taken into their lives, realising how many obstacles they had to face. I was transported to the fair, to the hard work, the back-breaking work in all weathers to bring some joy to people in local villages only a once a year.
I'm also lucky enough today to be sharing an extract from this book with you. Perhaps the idea was to contrast Essex's staid Levi with his more ebullient son, Jack played by Michael Pickering , but it didn't work for me. But family and friends hold things together. Specialising in fun and change, they are something that almost all families get to go to at some point and going to one at Christmas is extra special! All The Fun Of The Fair is a moving and contemporary story with a heartbreaking twist, which reaches out to every parent and anyone who has ever been torn in love. The title and cover are iconic and, to me, symbolise the population's efforts to make life a little brighter during the war.
She lives in a village in Leicestershire and is a full time writer. I saw women in the front row waving their hands in the air, and yes, I even heard some screams. A full list of admission prices and payment plans are available on our tickets page. To view it, My first book by Lynda Page. David Essex spends most of the time standing in more or less the same posture, arms hanging at his sides.
It was a beautiful, heartfelt read that gave you a insiders portrayel at fair ground life. Donny and Ren had an interesting relationship and I loved the idea that although beauty might win someone over in the beginning, true love will always find a way. But family and friends hold things together. All Essex's famous hits — as far as I can tell — are incorporated in the show. From page one I was drawn into the lives of all the characters. The strength of friendship and the value of community. Thank you to Canelo for this copy which I reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
I highly recommend this book it truly is a beautiful read one that will stay with me for a long time. So when I see this book I was so excited and I was right to be. Most of the early fairgrounds were outdoor and temporary. It really hits home the lifestyle they have, not knowing where they will be going to next, if they will get any income, the negative abuse they face, not to mention the all the hard work of assemblying the fair and the packing it away to move on. Each individual is encourage to make their own enquiries with whichever special Event provider they choose.
Whilst the Grundy family and their workers all lived on the road, travelling from site to site, you get to understand that they all still suffered the same problems with family, love and relationships as the rest of us. I will definitely be reading more if not all of her books now! Lynda Page's writing style is vivid and utterly engrossing, and I knew early on in the book that this would be a 5 star read for me. It was great to see the relationships between them all. Scroll down and check it out after my review! The hours are long and the work is hard but family and friends hold the fair together. Gemma married into the lifestyle, her reliable husband Solomon making the work worthwhile.