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."

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Giffords Circus - The First Ten Years book review

In October 1999, Nell Gifford - the author of Josser - was invited to give a talk at the Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival the following May. She suggested that they book her circus and gave them a glowing description: "There will be showgirls and a dancing horse and a motorbike and a raucous atmosphere, lit by gaslight!"

The director booked the show. The only problem was, Gifford didn't have a show. Her new book, Giffords Circus - The First Ten Years tells how the former circus runaway created her circus in time for the Festival and built it up over the next decade into one of the UK's most popular.

It's a beautiful looking book, full of great photos, and I'm looking forward to reading it.


In the meantime, click here for Giffords Circus latest tour dates.

No comments:

Post a Comment