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Jenny and Barnum: A novel of love by…

Jenny and Barnum: A novel of love

by Roderick Thorp

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A diva and a showman work together to make history, finding romance along the way After Queen Victoria, Jenny Lind is the most famous woman in Europe. A Swedish soprano with a voice like an angel's and a temperament to match, she is in Vienna when she meets the shortest man she has ever seen. General Tom Thumb is a three-foot-tall sensation whom P. T. Barnum has made one of the wealthiest men in the world. Thumb arrives with a message from Barnum offering Lind more money than she has ever dreamed of, to do something she has never done before: perform in America. While Lind makes her way across the Atlantic, Barnum, the Great American Showman, whips US audiences into a frenzy. By the time the singer lands in New York, "Lindomania" is in full effect. As Lind and Barnum travel the country, they play for packed houses every night. The public loves Lind, but as the tour wears on, P. T. Barnum will come to love her more.… (more)

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