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3.0 out of 5 stars
A view from the other side of the safety ropes, 17 May 2012
As a re-enactor myself I was interested in seeing how the author presented my hobby. It's very readable although anybody who isn't a re-enactor will probably wonder why on earth so many people do it on such a regular basis. He joins in with re-enactors from the Dark Ages, Roman, Tudor, early American and American Civil War (unfortunately ignoring the English Civil Wars which is my period). He suffers terrible privations on the way but appears to have fun which is exactly why so many people put on funny hats throughout the re-enacting season. If you've ever watched from the crowd at Kelmarsh or one of the other events where people try hard to show what life was like in some bygone age, this book will give you an interesting insight into life on the other side of the safety ropes.