Lorna Scott Fox, 24 March 1994
Show More A Trip to the Light Fantastic: Travels with a Mexican circus by Katie Hickman.
HarperCollins, 301 pp., £16.99, October 1993, 0 00 215927 9Show More
“... The House of the Spirits. The third passage, by now highly self-conscious, is the beginning of Katie Hickman’s A Trip to the Light Fantastic. Niña turns out to be a boa, and despite appearances this is not a novel but a travel book, running after magic in the reality of Mexico. Hickman’s excuse for this reversal of literature and life is a perception ...”