About this book
A magical love story set in the late 19th and early 20th century, in Europe and America. In 1886, a mysterious travelling circus becomes an international sensation. An extraordinary blend of fantasy and reality, it will appeal to fans of "The Time Traveler's Wife" and "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell", and was won in a major auction. The film rights have already been sold, and Random House is backing this with a huge marketing campaign.
In 1886 a mysterious travelling circus becomes an international sensation. Open only at night, constructed entirely in black and white, Le Cirque des Reves 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.