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  • Published: 15 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9781784871055
  • Imprint: Vintage Children's Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 656
  • RRP: $26.00

The Night Circus




Run away and join the night circus - magical performances, inexplicable marvels, rivalry and love. What would be your act?

The circus arrives without warning. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Against the grey sky the towering tents are striped black and white. A sign hanging upon iron gates reads:

Opens at NightfallCloses at Dawn

As dusk shifts to twilight, tiny lights begin to flicker all over the tents, as though the whole circus is covered in fireflies. When the tents are aglow, sparkling against the night sky, the sign lights up:

Le Cirque des RêvesThe Circus of Dreams

The gates shudder and unlock, seemingly by their own volition. They swing outward, inviting the crowd inside.

Now the circus is open.Now you may enter.Discover this amazing fantasy read with a different kind of magic.The Starless Sea, the second novel from the author of the The Night Circus, is available for pre-order now.

  • Published: 15 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9781784871055
  • Imprint: Vintage Children's Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 656
  • RRP: $26.00

About the author

Erin Morgenstern

Erin Morgenstern is the author of The Night Circus, a bestseller that has enchanted readers around the world and has been translated into thirty-seven languages. She has a degree in Theatre from Smith College, an ever-growing collection of jewellery made from skeleton keys, and a cat on her lap. She lives in Massachusetts.

www.erinmorgenstern.com

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Praise for The Night Circus

Dark and dreamy; a captivating love story

Stylist Magazine

Dazzling

Marie Claire

Lushly imagined, extremely charming and very, very readable

Scotland on Sunday

The Night Circus made me happy. Playful and intensely imaginative, Erin Morgenstern has created the circus I have always longed for. This is a marvelous book

Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler's Wife

Morgenstern displays a conjurer's dexterity as she develops her tale, and you'd need a heart of stone not to melt at the melodramatic denouement

Daily Mail

This week's hot read...I loved this book and didn't want it to end... Totally absorbing and beautifully descriptive, it created a whole world I couldn't help but get lost in, especially the slow-burning love story between the two main characters, who are both sorcerers

Deborah Hughes, Woman Magazine

Enter the magical world of a mysterious travelling circus

Heat

The new One Day... Erin Morgenstern is the talk of the literary world and we hear The Night Circus will be the next big thing. Set in a mysterious, monochrome circus the book centres on two young magicians who begin to fall in love

Claire Williams, Essentials

Fantasy blends seamlessly with reality and I ended up having to use words like this: enchanting

Kate Saunders, Saga Magazine

Erin Morgenstern's astonishingly vivid imagination made the unbelievable believable...in other words I fell for it all... There is illusion and delusion, shape-shifting, manipulation and deceit, misdirection and more often than not all is definitely not what it seems as the story unfolds, and if you are as unforgiving as I am of entire books written in the present tense, in this case, as you read you will see why it is necessary. The present tense embraces shifting time whether past or future, it is actually always the present ..see I can hardly make sense of it myself, you need to read it to see how well it works. And yes, I was enchanted, and I did run away with the circus as young Bailey does, and as I closed the book of course I came back to reality gently wondering whether I was supposed to be thinking, how long before Bailey meets Mr Barnum

Dovegreyreader

An enchanting tale of forbidden love, set against the spectacular backdrop of the circus

Press Association

A recommendation by Audrey Niffenegger...should ensure this amazing debut novel gets the attention it deserves

Viv Groskop, Voyager

Fantasy lovers, here comes Harry Potter for grown-ups... The story is already en-route to Hollywoood so snap up the original tale first

Claire Rees

It is rich, evocative, compelling, enchanting, whimsical, breath-taking, playful, imaginative, marvellous, and quite simply beautiful in every single way. I love it

Emily Hirschmann, Pocketful of Rye

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