Blue paper covered boards, corners straight, metallic pink titles on spine, light wear top head and tail, signed by author on the full title page, book body clean, light age-toning to pages, illustrated dust jacket shows minimal wear, price intact, archival brodart protected. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: JOSSER is the powerful and moving account of Oxford-educated Nell Stroud's life in the circus. It is also the story of the people of the circus: the trapeze artists, the clowns, the high-wire acts, the grooms, the llamas, the elephants - their commitment and expertise, their hard, marginalised, miraculous lives. Following a terrible riding accident which left her mother permanently brain-damaged, Nell ran away to the circus. What she found there was a life which became more real to her than the one she left behind. She found people who had sacrificed their lives for their art, who worked in all weathers, perfecting some of the most dramatic and beautiful acts ever seen. She found third-generation show-people who travelled around forgotten parts of Britain to bring their abstract, polished, multi-layered show to ever dwindling audiences. She found herself in an art form that soon, if we are not careful, we will lose. Whilst she has lived and worked among the circus people for several years, she is not one of them: she was not born in the circus. In their words she is a 'josser' a person in the circus from the outside world. This is her story.
'The circus does cast a spell over some people. I felt overwhelmed by it. The circus filled up existence and left room for nothing else. What was there to do?
About the Author: Nell Stroud was born in Oxford in 1973. She studied English Literature at the university before leaving to join the circus. This is her first book.
Publisher: Little Brown
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Paper Covered Boards
Book Condition: Good +
Edition: First Thus
Book Description Little, Brown, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A slight tan to page edges Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0009048055
Book Description Hardback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR001204414
Book Description Little, Brown, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Used; Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Seller Inventory # mon0000438956
Book Description Little Brown & Co, 1999. ' powerful & moving account of Nell Stroud's life in the circus.' small tr rear bottom dust jacket otherwise very good condition in dust jacket. Pages: 298. Seller Inventory # 5598
Book Description Little Brown & Co, 1999. Lucid account of the secret life of a circus girl, telling the story of the people of the circus: the trapeze artists, the clowns, the unicyclists, the knife-throwers, the high-wire acts, the grooms etc.Very good condition in very good dust jacket. 298 pages. Seller Inventory # 15286
Book Description Little, Brown & Co., London, 1999, 1999. Hardback. 1st, Fine/Fine, Red title on blue cloth. DJ top corners slightly rubbed, otherwise an excellent copy. Autobiography showing 'a unique window on a closed community'. 298 Pp, 20x13 cm. Seller Inventory # 2627
Book Description Little, Brown, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. A hardback First Edition in Very Good condition, a vague hint of tanning to page margins only, in a Very Good or better dustjacket. This book is in stock now, in our UK premises. Photos of most of our books are available - please ask, as dustjacket and cover illustrations vary, and unless the accompanying image is marked 'Bookseller Image', it is an Abebooks Stock Image, NOT our own. Overseas buyers also note that shipping rates apply to packets of 750g and under, and should the packed weight of an item exceed this we reserve the right to ship via 'Economy', or request extra postage prior to fulfilling the order, or cancel. Seller Inventory # mon0000080471
Book Description Little, Brown & Co., 1999. Hardback in Dust Wrapper. | Dust Wrapper over Blue boards with Red titling to the Spine. 8¼" x 5¼". 298pp. Bibliography. | First Edition (First Printing).Josser is the powerful and moving account of the author's life in the circus. It is also the story of the people of the circus. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Very Good - in Very Good Dustwrapper. Small smudge to the ½-title page otherwise a very well presented copy. Seller Inventory # 106271
Book Description Little Brown, UK, 1999. Hardback. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Unclipped. First. Very good clean tight book; no inscriptions etc. Jacket is clean, bright, unclipped. The author has lived and worked among circus people for many years; but she is not one of them. She is a 'Josser', a person in the circus from the outside world. In this book she provides a unique window onto a closed community. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Circus. Seller Inventory # 011202
Book Description LITTLE BROWN, London, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. 0316848395 pp xx, 298. Seller Inventory # 019140