Barbara Ewing Circus of Ghosts (Mesmerist)

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Circus of Ghosts (Mesmerist)

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In the mid 1840s, lurid newspaper reports of a scandalous society murder force the main protagonist - a lady mesmerist - to leave London, despite being cleared of blame by a jury. Together with her family, she heads to America, and soon the country becomes infatuated with 'table-tapping', a phenomenon fanned by the press.

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Barbara Ewing is a New Zealand-born actress and author who lives in London. She has a university degree in English and Maori and won the Bancroft Gold Medal at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

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Expect acrobatics and adversity Book of the Week, Fabulous magazine A gritty 19th-century thriller Daily Express This book will stay with you long after you've put it down Star magazine A real page-turner through which you will get both the smell of the greasepaint and the whiff of the crowd, most of whom seem intent on redecorating the interior of the Big Top with their tobacco spit. Highly recommended for fans of entertaining historical fiction lovelytreez.com blog

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