The Show Must Go On: The writers representing fairground culture for young readers

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Our fairgrounds have brightened up British life for centuries. The newest title for the Bug Club reading series, The Show Must Go On, shines a rare spotlight on the travelling Showman community, with an engaging tale about a family defending their yard from incoming developers.

The book’s authors – Michelle Russell, whose family spans several generations within the Showman community, and Richard O’Neill, a Traditional Travelling person who has created a number of authentic and positively representative books about the community – discuss their hopes and inspirations.