Nights At The Circus

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Random House, Oct 31, 2012 - Fiction - 368 pages
12 Reviews

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SARAH WATERS

Is Sophie Fevvers, toast of Europe's capitals, part swan...or all fake?

Courted by the Prince of Wales and painted by Toulouse-Lautrec, she is an aerialiste extraordinaire and star of Colonel Kearney's circus. She is also part woman, part swan. Jack Walser, an American journalist, is on a quest to discover the truth behind her identity. Dazzled by his love for her, and desperate for the scoop of a lifetime, Walser has no choice but to join the circus on its magical tour through turn-of-the-nineteenth-century London, St Petersburg and Siberia.

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Review: Nights at the Circus

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Magic and reading have something in common. It's that thin wedge that question of what is real and what is fantasy. We know that the magician is doing some trick, but we just can't get it, can't ... Read full review

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User Review  - Zorena - Goodreads

I'm surprised that I took no notes while reading this book. I have a feeling it was because I came so en-rapt in Sophie's tale I forgot all else. Isn't that the point of a good book? Did I say this ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Angela Carter was born in 1940. She lived in Japan, the United States and Australia. Her first novel, Shadow Dance, was published in 1965. Her next book, The Magic Toyshop, won the John Llewllyn Rhys Prize and the next, Several Perceptions, the Somerset Maugham Award. She died in February 1992.

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