130x195 352 страниц. 2008 год. Virgin Books Tubby Thackeray's stage routines were so deranged that members of his audiences were said to have died or lost their minds. When Simon Lester is commissioned to write a book about this notorious music hall clown and his riotous silent comedies, his research plunges him into a nightmarish realm where genius, buffoonery and madness converge. In a search that leads from a twilight circus in a London park to a hardcore movie studio in Los Angeles, Simon Lester uncovers a terrifying secret about Tubby Thackeray and must finally confront the unspeakable thing he represents.