#FridayReads: Night at The Circus by Angela Carter

 

NightAtThecircusAngelaCarterWe promised you fun, weekend-y, lake, poolside, read it in one sitting summer reads by women writers all summer for Friday Reads. And we told you that no won’t all be potboilers, romance novels or *shudder* at the term “chick-lit” in fact most of them are going to be pretty intense emotional reads but we promised they will grip you. And we’ve stuck to that with new releases for this summer.

But this week we are going back in time to 1986 to a fascinating not quite science fiction novel Night At The Circus that won the James Tait Black Award which is Britain’s most prestigious and oldest literary awards. The Guardian put Angel on a list of 10 women writers you absolutely must read and we couldn’t agree more.   The Los Angeles Times Book Review called it it “An ebullient tall tale… spellbinding… entrancing.” while the New York Times said it was “loud, bawdy, and unabashedly sentimental … a wonderfully vital creation.”

If those reviews don’t entice you into what is a very different but very exciting summer read then we don’t know what will!

 

 

 

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