Friday, September 12, 2014

Ten top circus books

Emma Carroll is the author of Frost Hollow Hall and The Girl Who Walked on Air.

One title on her Guardian list of ten great books where writers use the circus for their own story needs:
Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier

Set in 1792, Chevalier's story follows Dorset carpenter Thomas Kellaway and his family to London, where he's employed to build props for Astley's Circus. The nightly shows in Astley's giant red "ampitheatre" are spellbinding. Yet behind the scenes we see a very different world that echoes the unrest in society at large.
Read about another title on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue