Seventy Years a Showman

Just arrived … Seventy Years a Showman … the amazing story of Britain’s Barnum … ‘Lord’ George Sanger.

This gem of a Victorian autobiography introduces one of Britain’s greatest showmen: circus pioneer ‘Lord’ George Sanger. Welcome to real-life Dickens, as we enter the wild world of 19th century peep-shows, menageries, freaks and travelling fairs. It’s dark, fun and irresistible.

I’ve written an introduction and added gorgeous illustrations, including some by Dickens collaborator George Cruikshank. This special reprint from Muddler Books is now available, price £10.99 for print edition and £3.99 for Kindle edition. (Ignore what Amazon might say about delivery. It will only take a few days).

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Here are some illustrations from the book: