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, 28 April 2017

Big queues for Tom Duffy's Circus

Proving the popularity of 'Ireland's Favourite Circus'
just look at the queue for standby tickets
in Antrim this weekend.
Beat the queue and reserve your seats at

Tom and Jamie Duffy on the Wheel of Death
Highlight is Jamie's forward somersault.

Keeping alive the tradition of animals in the ring.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

New edition of Circus Mania coming soon!

Just checking the proofs of the new edition of
this "brilliant" and "excellent" book 
(according to the Mail on Sunday
updated for 2017.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Monday, 10 April 2017

New memoir recommended for World Circus Day reading

Here's a warmly recommended book to look out for on World Circus Day, this Saturday - and no, it's not my own! Big Top Typewriter charts David Lewis Hammarstrom's half-century voyage through the choppy waters of the American circus scene.

Click here to read my review of Big Top Typewriter.

Click here to buy from Amazon.