This is the first of what will probably turn out to be several installments based on this book, because I absolutely love it, and it has had a huge influence on my work, and is becoming an ever-increasing one upon my wardrobe…!
Le Cirque des Rêves, The Circus of Dreams, The Night Circus – a magical challenge, a magical circus, a magical love story. Flitting back and forth in time (sometimes, admittedly, a little confusingly – but then, confusion is what many of the book’s characters are feeling at some point or other), weaving a sparkly spell, Erin Morgenstern’s book grabbed me and scattered me with sparkle, and left me wishing it was all real. Part of the fun is the tantalising notion that, with proper instruction (and a lot of dedication!) it might just be possible to do magic!!