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Fisher, John: Paul Daniels and the Story of Magic
©1987 John Fisher, Jonathan Cape Ltd, London
Hardcover, 7.25x10", 285 pages
Paul Daniels and the Story of Magic
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John Fisher: Paul Daniels and the Story of Magic

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Contents:

1 In the Beginning: a Cup and a Ball
 9 2 A Magician in the Making
15 3 Funny Way to be a Magician
29 The Man Who Made Ice Famous
29 The Human Hairpin
32 The Magical Comedian
36 The Humorous Trickster
40 One of the Better, Cheaper Acts
4 5 4 A Magical Crusade
50 ‘Nobody Wins in the Bunco Booth’
50 Extra-sensory Deception
5 3 5 The Magician as National Figure
64 6 The House of Cards
81 7 Come a Little Closer
88 8 England’s Home of Mystery
102 9 ‘All Done by Kindness’
118 10 Some Great Illusionists
134 The Selbit Mysteries
134 A Whirlwind of Wizardry
139 ‘Sim Sala Bim!’
144 11 Some Suave Deceivers
150 12 The Menagerie of Magic
15 8 The Magical Farmyard
164 Conjuring at the House of Commons
170 A Magician’s Best Friend
174 The Master Phantasist
181 13 ‘It’s All Their Own Invention’
189 14 Magic for a Special Occasion
205 15 The Ziegfelds of Magic
224 16 The Enigma of Chung Ling Soo
241 17 Houdini - the Magician as Mythical Figure
268 Myth or Magic?
279 Epilogue
281 Acknowledgements
283 Index



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