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."

Friday, 20 September 2013

The Cruel Circus?

"I've seen a lot of cruelty in my time, but it comes from the old families, not the new ones. The Germans were very hard on their animals. But you can have cruel farmers, cruel horse people, cruel dog-handlers. It doesn't mean you have to be cruel to do it, because you don't..."
- Brian Austen, circus owner and former animal trainer, 
interviewed exclusively in Circus Mania.

Learn the truth about how tigers are trained, the superstitions of the big top, the slang of the sawdust circle and its many other secrets from the stars and showmen who live their lives in the circus ring. It's all in Circus Mania - The Ultimate Book For Anyone Who Dreamed of Running Away with the Circus by Douglas McPherson.

"A brilliant account of a vanishing art form." - The Mail on Sunday.

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The headline says it all!
How World's Fair reviewed Circus Mania
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