Jul 14, 2020
Haxby's Circus
Posted by Katharine Susannah Prichard

Welcome to Haxby s Circus, a world of wandering, of pitching the big top on bare paddocks beside some small town, then of trailing off again on the long dusty roads that lie between the harvest fields Also a world where a young woman is able to discover herself as a person, and to triumph in adversity.Katharine Susannah Prichard 1883 1969 , a great Australian novelist,Welcome to Haxby s Circus, a world of wandering, of pitching the big top on bare paddocks beside some small town, then of trailing off again on the long dusty roads that lie between the harvest fields Also a world where a young woman is able to discover herself as a person, and to triumph in adversity.Katharine Susannah Prichard 1883 1969 , a great Australian novelist, wrote 13 novels and 4 volumes of poetry She researched Haxby s Circus 1930 while travelling through the countryside with Wirth s Circus.

  • Title: Haxby's Circus
  • Author: Katharine Susannah Prichard
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Paperback
  • Haxby s Circus Welcome to Haxby s Circus a world of wandering of pitching the big top on bare paddocks beside some small town then of trailing off again on the long dusty roads that lie between the harvest fields

    Claire Corbett

    Loved it A great Australian novel One of the things I love so much about KSP is how much research she does she lived and travelled with Wirth s Circus for months, I believe, as preparation for writing this book and it shows so much loving, beautiful detail along with the gripping story A friend of a friend remarked the other day that writing fiction doesn t require research a stunningly daft opinion given that it came from a short story writer Maybe short stories are easier in that respect than [...]


    Jane

    When I was considering books for Brona s Australian Reading Week I caught sight Katharine Susannah Prichard s Goldfields Trilogy caught eye from the top shelf of the Virago bookcase I have read much praise for the author and those books look wonderful, but it wasn t the time for me to embark on a new series and, as those books came late in a writing career, I though there might be a good, earlier novel for me to try first.There was a novel from 1926 named Haxby s Circus I loved it.I read that Ka [...]


    Julian Leatherdale

    What a fabulous read, one of my favourites this year I am a convert to KSP and keen to explore her other work I gather from a quick skim of literary reviews and commentary that Haxby s Circus 1930 has been somewhat overshadowed by the scandalous and self consciously literary Coonardoo 1929 and therefore denied recognition and acclaim Is there a subject inherently dramatic than an Australian circus family touring the small towns of rural Victoria on the cusp of the Depression, not to mention th [...]


    Tien

    An impulse buy based on 1 eye catching cover PINK 2 I love anything CIRCUS related3 Sale bin4 Aussie classicsDid it live up to expectations Yes and No it s a very realistic tale of circus life from the point of view of a woman I love the glamourous face of a circus Ever since I read Enid Blyton s Circus series, I ve always been enamoured and a bit jealous of the adventures of circus folks This novel, however, does not spare you the drudgery and hard work of that life And in that way, it s a real [...]


    Diane

    I am a real pushover for circus stories or movies come to that and the powerful descriptive writing of Katharine SusannahPrichard brings to life the harsh life of Haxby s Circus, the lightest, brightest little show on earth as it plows throughtown after dry, dusty town in the Australian outback in theearly years of the 20th century when a visit to the circus wasa day the bush folk would remember all their lives.There is bluff, blustering Dan Haxby, owner and ring master, whoplaces the circus abo [...]


    Theresa Smith Writes

    Haxby s Circus by Katherine Susannah Prichard The dedication in the front of this book reads To my good friends of Wirth s Circus in memory of our time together and their assistant lion tamer.I didn t take a whole lot of notice of this dedication in the beginning and it wasn t until I got about three quarters of the way through this novel that I revisited this dedication and realised the full import of it Katherine Susannah Prichard must have at some point immersed herself in the life of Wirth s [...]


    Lisa

    It s a straightforward social realist novel, chronologically coherent, and with an ordinary third person narrator showing us different points of view But it was also a good choice to take my mind off things a bit, because it s an absorbing novel, shining a light on a way of life that still persists in pockets around Australia, though there are now many rules and regulations surrounding circuses than there were in Prichard s day.And that s a good thing Prichard shows in this novel that the cheap [...]



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