October 2014 Guest Editor Cecelia Ahern on The Night Circus...
A circus arrives without warning, no announcements preceed it. It opens at nightfall closes at dawn. I felt like I went on an epic and wild adventure when I read this book. It was so full of magic and love, it was unique and thrilling and so incredibly imaginative. It is a wow of a book.
The Lovereading view...
Longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012.
Shortlisted for the Galaxy International Author of the Year Award 2011.
A feast for the senses, a fin-de-siecle fantasia of magic and mischief, and the most original love story since The Time Traveler's Wife , The Night Circus is an extraordinary blend of fantasy and reality. It will dazzle readers young and old with its virtuoso performance, and who knows, they might not want to leave the world it creates.
In 1886 a mysterious travelling circus becomes an international sensation. Open only at night, constructed entirely in black and white, Le Cirque des Reves delights all who wander its circular paths and warm themselves at its bonfire. There are contortionists, performing cats, carousels and illusionists - all the trappings of an ordinary circus. But this is no conventional spectacle. Some tents contain clouds, some ice. The circus seems almost to cast a spell over its aficionados, who call themselves the reveurs - the dreamers. And who is the sinister man in the grey suit who watches over it all? Behind the scenes a dangerous game is being played out by two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who, at the behest of their masters, are forced to test the very limits of the imagination - and of love.
|Publication date:||15th September 2011|
|Publisher:||Random House UK|
|Primary Genre||Modern and Contemporary Fiction|
Closing date: 10/07/2022
Erin Morgenstern is a writer and artist, who describes all her work as 'fairy tales in one way or another'. She lives in Salem, Massachusetts.More About Erin Morgenstern