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The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern

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A mind-blowing first novel that will be the most exciting bestseller of 2011. A magical love story and a story about the love of magic, set in a fantastical circus in the late nineteenth century where two magicians battle for supremacy.

In 1886 a mysterious travelling circus becomes an international sensation. Open only at night, constructed entirely in black and white, the Cirque des Rêves 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 rêveurs - 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. A feast for the senses, a fin-de-siècle 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.

About the Author

Erin Morgenstern is a writer and a multimedia artist, who describes all her work as 'fairy tales in one way or another'. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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      Loved it

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        I really enjoyed this book, it was recommended to me by a friend and i'll definitely be recommending it also.

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          I have been looking for a really good book for a while and came across this one and thought I'd give it a go. It was a beautifully written and I enjoyed the storyline. It just made me happy!

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            Although it was hard to place events on a time line, the magic throughout the pages kept me turning again and again. I even used some quotes on my fb page!

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            "This is a marvellous book. Playful and intensely imaginative, Erin Morgenstern has created the circus I have always longed for" -- Audrey Niffenegger "The only response to this novel is simply: wow. It is a breathtaking feat of imagination, a flight of fancy that pulls you in and wraps you up in its spell" The Times "Enchanting ... I was compelled by the world itself - by its saturated colours and textures, its unexpected smells and tastes. It is - a surprisingly rare thing in fiction - a strikingly beautiful world, in spite of its darkness" -- Claire Messud Guardian "A riveting debut. The Night Circus pulls you into a world as dark as it is dazzling, fully-realized but still something out of a dream. You will not want to leave it" -- Tea Obreht, author of The Tiger's Wife "Dark and dreamy; a captivating love story" Stylist

            ISBN: 9780099554790
            ISBN-10: 0099554798
            Series: Vintage Magic
            Audience: General
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 512
            Published: 24th May 2012
            Publisher: Vintage
            Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.3  x 3.2
            Weight (kg): 0.36