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Nights At The Circus
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Nights At The Circus (Paperback)

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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.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 29/09/1994 ISBN-13: 9780099388616  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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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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Now a solid favourite of mine, a magical and beautifully metaphorical book with typical Carter fantastical imagery and a story full of double meanings.

- 30/12/2013
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Sophia Fevvers is a hard-nosed, foul-mouthed trapeze artist with appalling table-manners, a propensity to quote philosophy and a pair of six foot swan wings growing out of her back. As her circus travels the world at the turn of the century she enraptures all before her but her heart remains immune until she meets American journalist Jack Walser. Pitched somewhere between Dickens, Nabakov and Germaine Greer, Nights at the Circus is as beguiling a tale as you are ever likely to read.Sophia Fevvers is a hard-nosed, foul-mouthed trapeze artist with appalling table-manners, a propensity to quote philosophy and a pair of six foot swan wings growing out of her back. As her circus travels the world at the turn of the century she enraptures all before her but her heart remains immune until she meets American journalist Jack Walser. Pitched somewhere between Dickens, Nabakov and Germaine Greer, Nights at the Circus is as beguiling a tale as you are ever likely to read.

 

Sam, Charing Cross Road

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 16/07/2018

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