Today we are on the blog tour with Canelo, supporting “All The Fun of The Fair” written by Lynda Page. I love the cover on this book, and it is the first I have read that gives an insight into life with a travelling fairground.
All The Fun of The Fair
by Lynda Page
The unmissable new saga from bestselling author Lynda Page
It’s the 1950s and Grundy’s Travelling Fair arrives in town with a bang. When night falls, the local town is drawn to the Fair. But when the fairgoers head home, the Grundys are left behind. Hours are long and the work back-breaking. But family and friends hold things together. Gemma married into the lifestyle, her reliable husband Solomon making the work worthwhile. Solly’s Dad Samson is still the boss, but his other son, known as Sonny, is getting a reputation… Times are changing. Can the family – and the fair – survive?
This is the first book I have read that gives an insight into the world of travelling fairground. The Grundy’s are a very close family, who own the travelling fairground. Samson is the head of the family and boss of the shows and fairground. He has two sons, Sonny and Solly. Sonny, as the eldest son will inherit the fair and we learn of the possible plans he has for it. Solly, married Gem who has moved into the life of the fairground, leaving her family behind. The characters are diverse, and all are incredibly like able and easy to get to know. Each family member brings something different to the story, all combining to make a heart felt read.
We learn of the work the family undertake to prepare for each fair and show, and we all know that when a fair comes to town, the local community flocks to enjoy. But, at the end of the evening those who work and run the fair stay with it. This makes for long hard working shifts, that impact their family life.
The story is written in such away that you can smell the air, hear the music, see the rides and generally soak up the atmosphere. Without a doubt this book is filled with love and laughter, gives an interesting insight into work and life with a traveling fairground. A story that lends itself to a sequel, and one we will definitely be looking forward to reading if it is written and published.