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Love, Let Me Not Hunger

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  74 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
A new vein for Paul Gallico, but one that will not disappoint his admirers and that may well create a new audience. There is, to be sure, that competence of craftsmanship:- Gallico integrates his plot, his characters, his background into a flawless whole. But this time he has told a story of many facets of love against a unique background, that of a small English travellin ...more
Hardcover, 313 pages
Published December 1963 by Heinemann
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Duncan Smith
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is Gallico’s best dark romance. An English circus in the 1960s goes on tour in Spain. After a serious accident, the circus owner and most of the crew return to England. Some of the circus workers are left behind, with no food or money, to look after the animals. When help doesn’t arrive, the situation grows increasingly desperate until each character is drawn to a crisis point.

The physical starvation is a metaphor for each character’s hunger for love. They are a motley crew, with their vari
Richard Beasley
Mar 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
I forgot this one -a third Gallico story that touched me and reduced me to tears.
Perry Whitford
Due to a dwindling crowds in England on account of that pesky "tellyvision", circus owner Sam Marvel calls all his acts and artisans together on a rainy February in 1962 to inform them that this year they will tour Spain instead, where TV has yet to take root in La Mancha.

Disaster soon strikes in the small town of Zalano, as a shattering storm destroys the main tent and kills a local labourer. The circus property, both animal and material, are made to stay in the town whilst the incident is inv
Wessel van der Merwe
Jul 23, 2012 rated it liked it
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The life of circus people - their ups and downs and what makes them tick. The careful coming into maturity of some characters. Animals play a large role in the story – their hunger and their acceptance and reaction to love. A very interesting book.
Jun 30, 2007 rated it really liked it
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Carnies and Love and Spain in the summertime. What could be bad about that?
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Read it in Grade 10 and as I remember it, a wonderful read. I wonder if I'd enjoy it so much now?
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Paul William Gallico was born in New York City, on 26th July, 1897. His father was an Italian, and his mother came from Austria; they emigrated to New York in 1895.

He went to school in the public schools of New York, and in 1916 went to Columbia University. He graduated in 1921 with a Bachelor of Science degree, having lost a year and a half due to World War I. He then worked for the National Boar
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