Every month I give my brief take on books I’ve been reading, and an article or two that I’d recommend from my travels on the internet.
Here’s what’s been keeping me busy since my last post:
Circus of Wonders – Elizabeth Macneal (Picador)
Imagine if your father sold you to the circus? That’s what happens to Nell, who lives in poverty in rural Victorian Britain, literally up to her elbows in flowers that she and other people pick to be sent to far-off markets. Nell is different – she has speckled skin. So when the circus comes to town, her father sees his chance and sells her to Jasper Jupiter, an unpleasant man with ambitions for his Circus of Wonders.