'Dazzling' - Independent on Sunday
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. The black sign, painted in white letters that hangs upon the gates, reads: Opens at Nightfall Closes at Dawn. As the sun disappears beyond the horizon, all over the tents small lights begin to flicker, as though the entirety of the circus is covered in particularly bright fireflies. When the tents are all aglow, sparkling against the night sky, the sign appears. Le Cirque des Reves The Circus of Dreams. Now the circus is open. Now you may enter.
'The Night Circus made me happy. Playful and intensely imaginative, Erin Morgenstern has created the circus I have always longed for... This is a marvellous book' - Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler's Wife
'A breathtaking feat of imagination, a flight of fancy that pulls you in and wraps you up in its spell' - The Times
AUTHOR: Erin Morgenstern is a writer and a multimedia artist, who describes all her work as 'fairy tales in one way or another'. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts. www.erinmorgenstern.com Facebook.com/thenightcircus www.nightcircus.co.uk