A huge congratulations is owed to the inimitable Elizabeth Macneal, whose dazzling second novel Circus of Wonders has shot straight into the Sunday Times hardback fiction bestseller list at No. 4, after only a partial week of sales.

An utterly transportive story about a young girl who gets kidnapped by a Victorian circus and is forced to find her own place in the world, Circus of Wonders was published on 13th May 2021 (Pan Macmillan / Picador) and to this date has been translated into 15 languages. Early press reviews have been positively glowing, with the Daily Mail commenting ‘Wonderful… Glitters and gleams with the grimy stories of a travelling circus… Utterly beguiling‘, and the Daily Express calling it a ‘brilliantly involving story, vivid with the sights and sounds of Victorian England‘. In a review by the Times, it was noted that ‘this second book, beautifully written and filled with character and life, cements her reputation as a new talent‘. 

To celebrate the launch of her book, Elizabeth is embarking on a brilliant virtual book tour, and you can catch here on these dates below:

Congratulations on this remarkable achievement, Elizabeth. We are thrilled for you! And if you have yet to purchase a copy of the book yourself, you can do so here.