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Medieval Celebrations book

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:37 pm
by ben
Medieval Celebrations: How to Plan Holidays, Weddings, and Reenactments with Recipes, Customs, Costumes, Decorations, Songs, Dances, and Games.

I saw this on amazon, anyone know if it's any good?
thanks Ben

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:10 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
Its a bit, erm, american.

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:57 pm
by Handbag
not bad for ideas pooling - for authenticity side of things again good starting point but don't rely on it too much . has a good structure giving you menus, songs (with sheet music) games and costumes (with patterns)

quite heavily focused on weddings but can be adapted. would say it would be useful for those organising a village fete type event. or a good start for someone who wants to do more but has never arranged anything like that before.

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:05 pm
by ben
thanks for the info folks!

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:56 pm
by Phil the Grips
If it's the one I'm thinking of it was written by Mark Donnelly as a way to pay his way through university in the US as a youth- he nevers disowns any of the books he writes but this is one he doesn't mention too often on his CV (he now writes Discovery Channel doccos) ;)

Very SCA inspired and targetted towards them too.