Shoes for the Moscow Circus is an atmospheric, lyrical
look behind the scenes of a number of Australian trades and industries,
many of which are fast disappearing in the modern world.
Originally serialized in the New York Clipper, T. Allston Brown's history of circus and arena performances remains a foundation stone of all subsequent research into this field. Theatre and circus historian William L. Slout provides an introduction framing Brown's narrative, plus a comprehensive index, and contemporaneous illustrations.
Reader discretion is advised! There's a whole circus in this book. You think that "Barnum and Bailey" circus is lively? Well, that's nothing compared to all the antics, pranks, and lovable behavior that you have when you raise a dozen chihuahuas.Pet lovers will cherish this book. The Alvins have raised and shown AKC chihuahuas for 10 years. Every chihuahua has an amazingly different character. Meet Tex with a kingly air, Angelita with her queenly bearing, Michief, a "gigalo", Precious, a doggy clothes model, Monica, who thinks she's a movie critic, Macho, a doggy Latin lover, Lucky, who wants to play basketball, etc. No, this isn't fiction. These are real chihuahuas!To the Alvins, their chihuahuas are their "fur kids". Join with Alvins and the fur kids in opening Christmas present, eating Christmas dinner, and celebrating New Years (all the dogs made New Year's resolutions.Author Te'ana Alvin even writes what her chihuahuas may be thinking when they do their ridiculous pranks. Chapters include, "Chihuahuas in the movies", "Are chihuahuas really kids in disguise?", "Chihuahuas and the comedy of work", "Chihuahuas, inspiration, luck, and love", and six other chapters.
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