Friday, September 12, 2014

Top ten circus books

Emma Carroll is the author of Frost Hollow Hall and The Girl Who Walked on Air.

One title on her Guardian list of ten great books where writers use the circus for their own story needs:
Wild Boy by Rob Lloyd Jones

Covered in hair from head to toe, Wild Boy is a "savage spectacle," performing every miserable night in a freak show. One evening, he witnesses a murder and gets framed for it. Assisted by acrobat Clarissa, he sets out to clear his name. This is a delicious romp of a story where circus life is described in all its seedy, Victorian glory.
Read about the other titles on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue