AllTheFunOfTheFair[Book: Graham Downie / The Showman’s Guild of Great Britain – 1987 – 15x21cm – 34 Pages – Colour photos throughout]. What happy memories! From younger days when the arrival of the annual fair was as eagerly awaited as the event itself. It is a feeling of anticipation that has been shared by countless generations, right down to the present. But have you ever wondered how fairs began? Or about the lives of the showmen who each year make possible the all-too brief hours of excitement and pleasure? This booklet traces the fascinating history of the fair and explains its enduring qualities. And reveals, perhaps, that the business of the showman is not all fun and games. (Reprinted 1998). ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.