View of the ife of Lord George but a fascinating account of Les Innocents life as a travelling showman in the 19th century This is the most amazing book you d never know it was written in 1910 as the astonishing events soundike they happened yesterday except for the fact that they are from a distant time when most of what we now take for granted simply did not exist so you really had to I Was A Stranger live by your wits and if you were the amazing travelling showman that the writer was you had to have enormous personal resources The tales he had to tell are spellbindingly entertaining all very well presented in this remarkable book I bought this product a book to read I was and am uite satisfied with the result Lord George Sanger is the ultimate entrepreneur He turned odd ideas into money spinning ventures In the rough tough Circus industry Iove this new edition although he wrote it 110 years ago it springs to ife from the pages Good with his fists and a social climber Lord George Sanger was uite a mix This is a great read really different and difficult not to want to retell the anecdotes immediately to family and friends Very enjoyable read. Chatting with ueen Victoria about elephants Sanger remained resolutely the same manAnd what a man that was Clad in glossy top hat frock coat and boots he was a spritely showman who prized action over paperworkLord George gleefully shares his trade secrets For his Shoal of Trained Fish in their Exhibition of a Naval Engagement he got goldfish to steer model boats armed with small explosives He presented an oyster who appeared to smoke contentedly There were fortune telling ponies The Pig faced Lady was actually a bearAnimals were central to his ife Sanger teaches how to train a pig donkey The Lives of Stay-at-Home Fathers: Masculinity, Carework and Fatherhood in the United States lion or tiger Neverose your temper with an animal he writes You can without any unkind treatment teach him to do anything you want him to doHe was also one of Victorian Englands eading entrepreneurs building one of the worlds best known names in circus and fighting hard against American invaders ike Buffalo Bill Cody and Barnum BaileyThis master of hanky panky meaning conjuring and patter not todayssmutty connotation wrote one of the most jaw dropping accounts of Victorian England This new edition of Seventy Years a Showman enables you to enjoy this talefully than ever befor.
E thread of his history from his burned out devastated caravan home to the formal splendour of a Royal audience with Victoria at Windsor from a home made conjuring act to becoming producer of a spectacular Royal Command event with 300 Guards 100 camels 200 Arab horses drums of the Grenadiers and fifes of the Scots GuardsHis father is a source of the maxims of Sanger s approach to Gone: The Disappearance of Claudia Lawrence and Her Father's Desperate Search for the Truth life Learn all you can my boy The poorest trick may come in useful some day Keep your eyes and ears open You never know what but something heard or seen may prove of value to you Keep your temper Never seek a uarrel Thanks are due to Matthew Crampton for resurrecting the old showman and in the process making the book s title flawed Because of Matthew Lord George who was born in 1827 continues to amuse and entertain today 70 years is well on its way to becoming two centuries Our hero Lord George Sanger spins a fascinating tale of adventure with a cast of characters that Dickens would die for As a Bathonian I especiallyoved the chapter on the capers of 1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts local rogue Carroty Kate and her gang causing havoc at the Bath fair Buy this book now A biased. 9 camels and 52 horses plus ostriches emus pelicans deer kangaroos buffaloes bulls and at the centre of it all two AfricanionsBut its his early years that most enthrall Born in 1827 George grew up in a caravan as his family moved every few days to perform at a different fair By the age of six he was declaiming recent murders to spellbound audiencesCircus Moonrise (Snowfall, life was rough When a fight broke out between rival shows on the road Even the freaks took part The fat man made for theiving skeleton with a door hook; the iving skeleton battered at the fat man with a peg mallet One typically picaresue scene finds performers uniting to tackle a factory fire near Stepney Fair Amid the flying sparks could be seen clowns knights in armour Indian chiefs jugglers in tights and spangles rope walkers in fleshingsSanger voyages brightly through the classes and geographies of his time One minute hes bare knuckle fighting in an East End pub the next entertaining toffs on the Isle of Wight He claimed to have played to every community in Britain ofthan 100 inhabitants And whether he was recruiting a fake tribe of red Indians from Liverpool slums dodging the fury of a Chartist riot or.
Muddler Books has unearthed and importantly republished a splendidly vivid account of Lord George Sanger s singular nineteenth century ife The tale told by the ageing showman himself paints a portrait of Victorian society from monarch to magistrate barroom brawler to common thief from Lord Mayor to body snatcher and Carroty Kate to Benjamin Disraeli It is a tale of remarkable highs and destitute Hello, Snow! lows a romping tumbling realife Dickens but with a plot not even Boz would have dared to constructSanger s style is that of a master showman He knows how to please his audience with authentic but remarkable stories extraordinary characters genuine and deep emotions and shrewd observations In Seventy Years he serves these up in animated but easily digestible bite sized piecesThere are moments of great tenderness especially in stories of the deaths of his parents the circus giant Thompson and of Charlie a favourite elephant episodes of sharp violence with A Little Dinner Before the Play local thugs and bellicose gypsies passages where he reveals the secrets of his mysteries reports of his destitution and sometimes his riches The pace never slows as he pursues th. Dancing off the pageike real Mastering the Art of Saying No Without Feeling Guilty: Tips, Techniques and Strategies life Dickens thisegendary autobiography of Victorian circus pioneer Lord George Sanger is dar fun and irresistible As befits a man who Yuganta, The End Of An Epoch lived by his wits he tells a great storyetting us enter the wild world of 19th century peep shows menageries freaks and travelling fairsWritten in 1910 this gem of Victorian Once a Wicked Lady: A Biography of Margaret Lockwood life has been strangely neglected This new edition adds gorgeous illustrations many from Dickens collaborator George Cruikshank plus a useful introduction and index It also includes a famous commentary on the book by Wind in the Willows writer Kenneth GrahameWhile most people today know of American showman P T Barnum few even in Britain have heard of Lord George Sanger Thats odd for Sanger was then as famous in Europe He was also the Americans eual in skill pluck and cheek But while Barnums story is often sanitised this book is as rooted in darkness as spectacleAfter opening his first circus in the early 1850s Sangers rise was relentless By 1871 he had taken over Britainsargest permanent circus Astleys in London while also running eleven other shows across the country One show alone gathered on stage 700 actors13 elephants.