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Most popular Circus books

The most popular Circus books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Wonders: Lifting the Curtain on the Freak Show, Circus and Victorian Age
The untold story of the Victorian freak show and circus, and the remarkable cast of characters who performed in them. The book will chart some of the great transformations of the age: the birth of celebrity, of showbusiness, of advertising, of `alternative facts'.
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My First Diabolo Book: An Introduction to Diabolo Techniques
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Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived
Modoc, the elephant, and Bram, his faithful companion and trainer, formed a bond that lasted their entire lives. Late in their relationship, Modoc was sold behind Bram's back and vanished for more than 20 years. This text records the heart-wrenching events that followed.
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Truevine: An Extraordinary True Story of Two Brothers and a Mother's Love
An extraordinary and moving story of two brothers from the American South who were stolen away to become circus freaks.
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Travels with a Mexican Circus
A vivid potrayal of pre-drug-ravaged Mexico through the lens of a small circus.
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Life of P.T. Barnum
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Life of P.T. Barnum
HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics.
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DIY Circus Lab for Kids: A Family- Friendly Guide for Juggling, Balancing, Clowning, and Show-Making
From skills to props, DIY Circus Lab for Kids teaches you and your family everything you need to know to produce your own circus.
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Diabolo 2: Crazy Cradles and Baffling Body Moves - More Advanced Diabolo Techniques
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Clown Egg Register
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Josser: The Secret Life of a Circus Girl
* A widely praised memoir about a young woman who dared to follow her dream
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Costume and Design for Devised and Physical Theatre
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Giffords Circus: The First Ten Years
Each summer a small and glamorous part of the 1930s comes back to life, recreating magic from an era long past.
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Greatest Shows on Earth: A History of the Circus
The Greatest Shows on Earth takes us from eighteenth-century hippodromes in Britain to intimate one-ring circuses in nineteenth-century Paris, where Toulouse-Lautrec and Picasso became enchanted by aerialists and clowns.
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Beneath the Big Top: A Social History of the Circus in Britain
This book provides a new look at the social history of the circus in the UK and Ireland. Using contemporary news reports and eyewitness accounts from both performers and audiences to create an entertaining and informative read.
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Clown Manifesto
A handbook for anyone interested in the philosophy and practice of clowning and physical comedy.
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Father of the Modern Circus 'Billy Buttons': The Life & Times of Philip Astley
A definitive biography of Philip Astley drawn from contemporary sources, including first-hand accounts.
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Contemporary Circus
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Circus Age: Culture and Society under the American Big Top
This work explores the development of the early 20th-century circus against developments such as the rise of big business and the genesis of the United States' overseas empire. It casts the circus as a powerful force in consolidating the nation's identity.
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Clown Training: A Practical Guide
This comprehensive guide to clown training invites you into the clown workshop and leads you through a complete clown syllabus - from the first steps in playfulness to the work of devising and creating performable numbers and shows.
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Sawdust Sisterhood: How Circus Empowered Women
Women have had a significant presence in the circus since Patty Jones first performed in 1768 with her husband Philip Astley on the banks of the Thames. Drawing upon historical news reports and contemporary interviews, Sawdust Sisterhood explores and celebrates the intriguing lives of female performers across two centuries of circus history.
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Circus Mania: The Ultimate Book for Anyone Who Ever Dreamed of Running Away with the Circus
Celebrating 250 years of the circus. A new edition of a unique and highly regarded book on the world of the circus. Up-to-date and featuring never before published material. 2018 is the 250th anniversary of the world's first circus, and the new edition will be part of a six-month long UK-wide celebration marking the occasion.