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account of 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 sound like they happened yesterday except for the fact that "they are from a distant time when most "are from a distant time when most what we now take for ranted simply did not exist so you really had to 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 I love this new edition although he wrote it 110 years ago it springs to life from the pages Good with his fists and a social climber Lord George Sanger was uite a mix This is a My Name is Abu Salem 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 inlossy top hat frock coat and boots he was a spritely showman who prized action over paperworkLord George leefully shares his trade secrets For his Shoal of Trained Fish in their Exhibition of a Naval Engagement he ot oldfish 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 life Sanger teaches how to train a pig donkey lion or tiger Never lose 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 leading entrepreneurs building one of the worlds best known names in circus and fighting hard against American invaders like 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 producerfascinating account of
of a spectacular Royal Command event with 300 Guards 100 camels 200 Arab horses drums of the Grenadiers anda spectacular Royal Command event with 300 Guards 100 camels 200 Arab horses drums of the Grenadiers and of the Scots GuardsHis father is a source of the maxims of Sanger s approach to 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 especially loved the chapter on the capers of local rogue Carroty Kate and her ang 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 African lionsBut its his early years that most enthrall Born in 1827 George rew 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 life was rough When a fight broke out between rival shows on the road Even the freaks took part The fat man made for the living skeleton with a door hook; the living skeleton battered at the fat man "with a peg mallet one typically picaresue scene "a peg mallet One typically picaresue scene 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 eographies 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.
'Lord' George Sanger ¸ 9 CharactersMuddler Books has unearthed and importantly republished a splendidly vivid account of Lord George Sanger s singular nineteenth century life 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 lows a romping tumbling real life 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 storiesknows how to please his audience with authentic but remarkable stories characters enuine and deep emotions and shrewd observations In Seventy Years he serves these up in animated but easily digestible bite sized piecesThere are moments of reat tenderness especially in stories of the deaths of his parents the circus iant Thompson and of Charlie a favourite elephant episodes of sharp violence with local thugs and bellicose ypsies 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 "The pace never slows as he pursues th. Dancing the page like real life Dickens this legendary autobiography of Victorian circus pioneer Lord George Sanger is dar fun and irresistible As befits a man who lived by his wits he tells a Stumbling Giants: Transforming Canada's Banks for the Information Age great story letting us enter the wild world of 19th century peep shows menageries freaks and travelling fairsWritten in 1910 thisem of Victorian life has been strangely neglected This new edition adds orgeous 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
today know 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 Britains largest permanent circus Astleys in London while also running eleven other shows across the country One show alone athered on stage 700 actors13 elephants.people today know
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