Roundabout People
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Brian Steptoe's latest book explores the artistry and culture of traditional roundabout rides in the UK.

Fairground painters, carvers and restorers talk about their work and its historical background. A maker and restorer of fair organs describes the intricacies of his work and the evolution of the manufacture of these instruments from the turn of the 19th century.

Three operators of traditional gallopers still travelling today talk of their experiences. There is also a chapter covering five examples of carousel restoration in North America.

Professional quality photographs illustrate all the chapters, culminating in a cavalcade of twelve full page views of some of the best sets of gallopers in operation today.

A matching volume to Brian Steptoe's Jump On, Jump On.

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