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Thom! -

Hey friends!

Long time since I've posted on here, but thought you might be interested in a book that I just published.

It's called "Juggling - From Antiquity to the Middle Ages: the forgotten history of throwing and catching" and it's about, well, exactly what it says on the tin.

It's the first fully sourced-and-cited history of juggling going through this time period - complete with 20 pages of bibliography and just shy of 100 footnotes and asides.

The book has gotten some really nice praise from Karl-Heinz Ziethen, Dominque Jando, the Circus Report, and Midwest Book Review -- but I'll leave it up to you to decide if it's any good.

Two years in the making, it's now on Amazon in paperback and ebook formats (as well as a number of local juggling shops around the world!) It's also on all of the international book databases, so you can request it from your local library. Just ask for it by the title & ISBN and they should be able to get you squared away.

Hope you dig it! (And apologies for being so absent! Life, shows, research... lots of excuses these days.)

Book - https://amzn.to/2Fkek2s

Trailer - https://youtu.be/ERstHjZWM5c

Podcast interview about the research process - http://propstothat.ca/listen

All the best,

--Thom

Little Paul - - Parent

hurrah! Been waiting for this for ages...

It's in my cart on amazon, just waiting for the next time my order tips over the free-shipping limit.

Thom! - - Parent

Cool! I hope you enjoy it!

If you're looking for some kinda esoteric juggling reading recommendations to help push that cart over the limit, I can't praise this book enough:

https://www.amazon.com/今を生きる日本の伝統芸能-江戸太神楽-Edo-Daikagura-MARUICHI/dp/4862120954/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?keywords=Daikagura&qid=1552925032&s=gateway&sr=8-2

It's written in Japanese, but has English translations on the facing pages. Really interesting look at the life and training of the current master of Daikagura.

Topper - - Parent

I received your book in the post last Thursday.
I have had a quick flick through and it looks really interesting. I love the front cover.

Daniel Simu - - Parent

That was a fun podcast :)

I hope your book takes off, flicking through the digital version you showed me convinced me it's full of interesting and new juggling knowledge! :D

 

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