Ladies and gentlemen, The Hannefords!
For over 200 years such an announcement has been introducing
Hannefords to circus audiences. They have juggled; flown on
trapezes; walked high wires; trained tigers; and even owned their
own circuses, but they are best known for an act that has become
their trademark - a combination of skilled riding, fast horses and
In many ways the
Hannefords' story is the story of the circus. Their act contains
three elements that define the circus: a ring, a horse and a clown.
They were performing on London streets when the first modern circus
performance was presented, and they have been associated with the
major events in circus history. They are the essence of the circus
and its acknowledged first family.
In this well researched and
insightful book, you will journey with John McConnell as he
discovers their history and examines the motivations for his life
long fascination with this little known realm of show business.
If you have ever wondered what it
would be like to run away with the circus, you will discover your
answer in this story that spans eight generations of performance
history. It's an opportunity to return to the joys of childhood. The
circus is here, and the Hannefords are the circus!
Condition: Very good in slightly worn dust wrapper.