tells the true story of Salt and Sauce, two Indian elephants, who
arrived in Britain in 1902 and became involved in the live
entertainment industry from the Music Hall scene to circus and
finally Butlin's Holiday camp. This is the story of how the
elephants became both feared and loved by some of the most famous
people of their era, and how their story became mythical among the
circus community. For the first time ever Jamie Clubb, aided by his
father, famous wild animal trainer and circus/zoo historian, Jim
Clubb, tell the complete and true account of their lives.
"Before I started it, I
thought Jamie Clubb's book would interest circus enthusiasts but
maybe not general readers. Now that I've sat up reading it into the
past few nights, I have to say it's a compelling tale. The story of
the elephants' lives and performing careers illustrates the many
changes in circus performance and circus life during the twentieth
century, and throws strong sidelights on general social history
during that period. A book that brings history to life - simply and
readably told, but conveying great detail. I believe it will appeal
to everyone - I couldn't put it down!"
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