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."

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Britain's last lion trainer Thomas Chipperfield stars on cover of Daily Telegraph's Saturday Magazine

The final roar
Britain's last lion trainer on the cover of the
Daily Telegraph's Saturday Magazine

What a fantastic photo of Thomas Chipperfield, by my colleague Jane Hilton, graces the cover of the Saturday Magazine in today's Daily Telegraph!

And what a great ambassador the 24-year-old Chipperfield is for animals in the circus as the government prepares to bring to Parliament legislation that, if passed, will ban wild animals from the big top next year.

Would you ban him? Before you decide, buy the paper to read my exclusive interview with Chipperfield, or click here to read the story online.

For more tales of tiger trainers, sword-swallowers, showmen and clowns, read Circus Mania - The Ultimate Book For Anyone Who Dreamed of Running Away With the Circus. 

"Circus Mania is a brilliant account of a vanishing art form."
- Mail on Sunday.

Click here to buy from Amazon.

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