The fascinating story behind the
scenes of circus life opens with an interesting account of the
birth of the circus and a brief history of some of the famous
families whose descendants are performing in the ring today. The
author then describes the intricate and varied acts - acrobats,
tumblers, jugglers, clowns, midgets, trapeze and high wire
artistes - and that integral part of the circus, the animals -
horses and their famous masters, exotic animals including
elephants, lions, tigers and leopards.
The undiminished vitality, skill
and element of danger in circus acts will make for a great and
thrilling spectacle and in Sawdust and Spotlight, the whole
glorious and colourful life of the circus and its people is
Condition: Very Good in Very Good
dustjacket with a very small tear on the back, and some shelf wear. (Click on
image above for close-up of front cover).