Barbara Ewing Writer and Actress



"For Barbara Ewing, history is not merely a decorative background for romance, but the very centre of a passionate and enthralling intellectual adventure." DR RICHARD PARKINSON, Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, The British Museum, London.

"Ewing’s depictions of the theatre world, the battle between mesmerists and physicians, her portrait of the London streets, are all first-rate.... a consistently entertaining, amusing and enlightening novel - what more can one ask?" SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

"Ms Ewing.. knows how to create believable yet memorable characters, to evoke place and to tell a story the reader and holds them enthralled - through tears and laughter - from the first page to the last." GAY   TIMES

"Ewing is an accomplished storyteller who puts the pleasure of her readers first." THE INDEPENDENT

"Ooh yes! This one’s a ripper…this Victorian romantic thriller does everything books of this genre ought to do, in spades" NZ DOMINION POST

Barbara Ewing

"Ewing, herself an actress, weaves a plot as complex as fair-isle knitting, darting teasingly between past and present, and fastens off all the threads so that the pattern is satisfyingly complete." DAILY TELEGRAPH

BOOK OF THE WEEK: "Ideal if you want to run away with the circus." THE SUN 

"...The book reminds me of Angela Carter's "Nights at the Circus" both in its scope and its vivid exuberance....... Highly Recommended."

"...a clearer view of New Zealand society than we who live here can have.
In showing us how much we believe we have changed, she reveals to us how much we have yet to understand."

BOOK OF THE WEEK "..written with insight, intelligence and style, a highly engaging and entertaining read." SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

"A delightful plum pudding of a historical novel" SUNDAY TIMES



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