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The English fair

Author: David Kerr Cameron
Publisher: Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire : Sutton Pub., 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This comprehensive and readable new study examines a long-neglected subject and its impact on trade and everyday lives. Based not only on wide exploration of local sources, museum and library archives, but also on extended interviews with old farmers and dealers, the book traces the fair's history from early Saxon times to the present day, examining why today's fairs are based purely on entertainment rather than  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cameron, David Kerr.
English fair.
Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire : Sutton Pub., 1998
(OCoLC)654137375
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Kerr Cameron
ISBN: 0750917725 9780750917728
OCLC Number: 40049171
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vii, 240 pages : illustrations (some color), 1 map ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. Hurdy-gurdies and Hot Pies --
2. Trading on the Tors --
3. Trading among the Tombs --
4. Wines and Wool, Hops and Haberdashery --
5. Gatherings of the Golden Fleece --
6. Beef on the Slithering Hoof --
7. Selling at a Fast Trot --
8. A Day that Changed Destinies --
9. By River and Packhorse Trail --
10. Capital Entertainment --
11. Fairs of the Fringe --
12. Scandalous Behaviour --
13. Finale for the Old-time Fairs --
14. New Sights, New Thrills.
Responsibility: David Kerr Cameron.

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A social history of the English Fair, tracing its history since early Saxon times to the present day and examing why most of today's fairs are based purely on entertainment rather than trade.  Read more...

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