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Top 10 books about circuses and spectacle

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The illusion. The tawdry glamour. The delicate balance between illusion and reality, a glittering spectacle and its dark underbelly. And above all, the wonder. It’s little surprise that novelists have been inspired by...

Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal review – atmospheric Victoriana

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Elizabeth Macneal’s bestselling 2019 debut of art and obsession, The Doll Factory, was set against the backdrop of the 1851 Great Exhibition; lurking behind it was John Fowles’s terrifying The Collector, also a spider...