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

Bug Club Independent and cover of new title The Show Must Go On

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.