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The Ringmaster's Daughter


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The Ringmaster's Daughter - Gaarder, Jostein
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In an old fairy story Panina Manina, a trapeze artist, falls and breaks her neck. As the ringmaster bends over her he notices an amulet of amber around her neck, the same trinket he had given his own lost child, swept away in a torrent some sixteen years earlier. The theme of a father finding a long-lost daughter runs through this novel which is told by Petter, a precocious child and fantasist - a Norwegian Billy Liar. Petter's magical interior world contains Metre Man, a midget with a green felt cap and a bamboo cane; ...

The Ringmaster's Daughter 2012, Phoenix House, London

ISBN-13: 9780753817001

Trade paperback

The Ringmaster's Daughter 2002, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

ISBN-13: 9780297829232