Fifty years of magic and ideas via Elmsley Avis, Page, Walton, Derris, Koran and others who met every week in bars and cafes.
Some of the stimulating items in the book:
A presentation of the folding note that Gordon Bruce said made it into a miracle.
Al Koran's brilliant finale to the Scarne Ball Routine
The routine with gemstones created for the Queen's own jewellers
A finale for the Okito Box routine where the spectator produces a pile of rice
A freely chosen card is the only different coloured back - an automatic dream method
Routine that echoes John Ramsay's Copper and Silver transposition
Paper packet penetrated by two hat pins - when removed packet is unfolded to reveal a 50p coin which can be examined
A Brainwave routine with Giant Cards
Jack Avis's last effect - Find the Lady with a Phantom Queen
Bending Glass with an illuminated dressing room mirror
Two coins trapped by a finger ring in a handkerchief - chosen coin visibly leaps through the ring without any cover and can be examined.
Hand out chocolates to your guests which turns into a sponge ball routine
Plus essays, articles and anecdotes from the magic world of the past.
A stimulating, unique publication about which top card man Steve Beam said"Just the type of book to read between all the heavy trick-only instruction books".