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, 3 October 2013

How to swallow a sword

Hannibal Helmurto - the Pain Proof Man - swallows a sword
- the back cover picture of Circus Mania

"It's a very weird sensation. It feels like you're impaled, because you can't move. There's a straight piece of metal inside you."
- Hannibal, Circus of Horrors

Learn how to swallow a sword in three not-so-easy steps... how to pick the perfect volunteer for a spot of audience participation... and how to train a tiger. Learn the secrets of the circus from the stars and showmen who live their lives in the sawdust circle, 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.

Buy direct from Peter Owen Publishers for just £10 including postage.

Peter Owen Publishers
81 Ridge Road
London N8 9NP

Tel: 020 8350 1775

Or click here to buy Circus Mania from Amazon.

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