LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS... welcome to the big top blog of Douglas McPherson, author of CIRCUS MANIA, the book described by Gerry Cottle as "A passionate and up-to-date look at the circus and its people."

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Circus Mania on Amazon

& Elephants in The Stage!

Well, it will be a while before it hits the shops, but it’s great to see the cover of Circus Mania on Amazon. Check it out and let me know what you think. I think Nick at Peter Owen has done a fantastic job with the design and I’ve had a tremendous positive response from everyone who’s taken a look at it - some people have even placed an order!

A couple of people have asked who the aerialist on the cover is - and I know he hasn’t been shot from the most flattering angle! - but I like the mystery of this faceless performer against such a deeply atmospheric, almost outer-space-like background, so I’m not going to tell you; you’ll have to buy the book and find out then! If you recognise him, though, let me know. Clue: he’s flying through as much water as air.

It was also nice to get an advance plug for Circus Mania in The Stage this week, along with a full-colour double-page spread of elephant, tiger and horse photos from The Great British Circus. It’s in the shops until Wednesday if you want a nice pictorial souvenir of the year the elephants came back to Britain.

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