An account of Katie Hickman's extraordinary year spent amidst the faded glamour of a Mexican travelling circus. Katie Hickman went to Mexico looking for magic. She found it in the circus - big top, clowns, elephant and all - where cheap, torn materials are transformed for a night into glittering illusion. Gradually adjusting to the harsh ways of the circus's nomadic lifestyle she soon became absorbed into this hypnotic new world. At first, as a foreigner, she was on the outskirts, but she soon became "La Gringa Estrella", a performer in her own right and adopted sister to the Bell's family. In this work, Katie Hickman describes her epic year-long journey through this extraordinary and bizarrely beautiful country. Riding elephants and playing clowns as part of the show, she uses the lessons of the circus as a focus to look deep into the complex psyche of modern Mexixo, and into the very nature of "magic" itself.
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Katie Hickmanwas 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.Review:
'Mexico has not been portrayed more vividly since Graham Green... not merely an impressive travel book, this one is enchanting too.' Telegraph 'a wonderful writer... an adventure hard to beat in terms of sheer exotic allure' Guardian
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Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 3423
Book Description Flamingo, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007108990