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by Tom Owen-Edmunds,Katie Hickman


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Katie Hickman traveled with the Bell’s circus from 1989 to 1990, and published her book originally in 1993. Evocative and entertaining, A Trip to the Light Fantastic delves into the lives of a troupe of Mexican circus performers

Katie Hickman traveled with the Bell’s circus from 1989 to 1990, and published her book originally in 1993. In 2014 the book was published again with the new name. Hickman is an English author, who learnt Spanish and decided to join a circus for her book. Evocative and entertaining, A Trip to the Light Fantastic delves into the lives of a troupe of Mexican circus performers. Hickman, who is British, expertly conjures Mexico in all of its conflicted glory. I was glad I was in Mexico when I read it because otherwise I'm sure it would have made me homesick.

The author of this book spent a year travelling round Mexico with a circus - big top, clowns, elephants and all. She and her husband, photographer Tom Owen-Edmunds, lived with the circus - riding the elephants and playing clowns as part of the show. Further afield they tracked down the remains of ancient Mayan civilizations and hunted down the last, dying members of Pancho Villa's famous outlaw army. This travel book records the sights seen on their travels as well as featuring the people and characters of the circus and those they met en-route.

She and her husband, photographer Tom Owen-Edmunds, lived with the circus - riding the elephants and playing . This book follows an English woman and her husband's year with a Mexican Circus.

She and her husband, photographer Tom Owen-Edmunds, lived with the circus - riding the elephants and playing clowns as part of the show. She talks about the people, the places, and the tragedies with such great love and fondness. It is a great read, and although I felt it was not always well written and prone to the side of sentimentality that occasionally distracts what is of interest to a reader.

Trip to Light Fantastic. She talks about the people, the places, and the tragedies with such great love and fondness

Trip to Light Fantastic.

Katie Hickman was born into a diplomatic family and spent the first 25 years of her life living in Europe, the Far East and South America.

Katie Hickman went to Mexico looking for magic April 1994 : UK Paperback.

Katie Hickman went to Mexico looking for magic. She found it in the circus - Big Top, clowns, elephants and all - where cheap, torn materials and tarnished sequins are transformed into nights of glittering illusion. Used availability for Katie Hickman's A Trip to the Light Fantastic. April 1994 : UK Paperback.

Katie Hickman was born into a diplomatic family in 1960 and has spent more than twenty-five years living abroad in Europe, the Far East and Latin America

Katie Hickman was born into a diplomatic family in 1960 and has spent more than twenty-five years living abroad in Europe, the Far East and Latin America. She is the author of three previous books: "A Trip to the Light Fantastic - Travels with a Mexican Circus, " which was one of the Independent's 1993 Books of the Year and was short-listed for the 1994 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award; "The Quetzal Summer, " a novel set in the Andes, for which she was short-listed for the 1993.

Katie Hickman is the author of seven books, including two bestselling history books . spent living and working with a Mexican circus. A Trip to the Light Fantastic was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel Book award.

Katie Hickman is the author of seven books, including two bestselling history books, 'Daughters of Britannia', about the lives and times of diplomatic wives, . .nd 'Courtesans', about English 18th and 19th century courtesans. The Aviary Gate was a best-seller in Italy. She found it in the circus - big top.

Books By Katie Hickman. A Trip Through the Light Fantastic: Travels with a Mexican Circus. by Katie Hickman, Tom Owen-Edmunds. The Pindar Diamond: A Novel Aug 24, 2010.

The author of this book spent a year travelling round Mexico with a circus - big top, clowns, elephants and all. She and her husband, photographer Tom Owen-Edmunds, lived with the circus - riding the elephants and playing clowns as part of the show. Further afield they tracked down the remains of ancient Mayan civilizations and hunted down the last, dying members of Pancho Villa's famous outlaw army. This travel book records the sights seen on their travels as well as featuring the people and characters of the circus and those they met en-route. By the author of "Dreams of the Peaceful Dragon" and "The Quetzal Summer".
A Trip Through the Light Fantastic: Travels with a Mexican Circus download epub
Performing Arts
Author: Tom Owen-Edmunds,Katie Hickman
ISBN: 0002159279
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Performing Arts
Language: English
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; First Edition edition (October 21, 1993)
Pages: 320 pages