Most popular Conjuring & magic books
The most popular Conjuring & magic books currently available. Updated weekly.
From humble beginnings to yearnings of stardom; early setbacks, marriage to Dove; the struggle to the top and the endless quest to be the best. This comedy giant was voted in the top three greatest comics of all time. There was no one else like him. He remains a fans' favourite with the nation and is the greatest ever British magician and comedian.
Taking as his starting point the various stages of a conjuring trick he's performing in a crowded restaurant, Derren's endlessly engaging narrative wanders through subjects from all points of the compass, from the history of magic and the fundamentals of psychology to the joys of internet shopping and the proper use of Parmesan cheese.
The bible of card tricks - now with video clip downloads so you can see the tricks that other books only tell you about. The Royal Road to Card Magic is the `go to book' for card magic. Confound your friends, amaze your acquaintances, amuse and dazzle crowds at parties and gatherings using just a simple pack of cards., With the help of this book you can develop a versatile repertoire of first-rate card tricks. This new videobook edition of the greatest card magic book, offers the budding magician a brilliant introduction to sleight of hand magic. It includes more than 100 video clips to demonstrate the principles and practice of card magic., You will learn how to shuffle and present some astounding tricks. The Royal Road to Card Magic videobook: Includes QR codes for 110 video downloads that fully demonstrate the techniques that underpin the tricks; Presents simple sleights of hand and shuffles that you can amaze your audience with; Ideal for the amateur or a great refresher for the professional, this classic card magic reference book is written in an open style that teaches and entertains; Packed with key detail on each card trick, taking you through each trick step by step in text and video clips revealling the hand techniques to help you master your art; Foreword by Jack Delvin, President of the Magic Circle, the world's premier magical society. From classic principles and practice, to the art of presentation and a collection of astonishing tricks, everything you need is here., Learn how to do The Overhand Shuffle, The Riffle Shuffle, The Glide, The Glimpse, The Key Card, The Palm, The Backslip, False Shuffles and Cuts, The Double Lift and Turnover, The Hindu Shuffle, Top and Bottom Changes. Jean Hugard and Frederick Braue have inspired a generation of magicians with this classic card magic book. This new edition that includes the original text with new videoclips will inspire you to succeed in baffling any audience.
Explains and shows clearly how to perform around 100 close up magic tricks and illusions.
A vibrant narrative of India's magical traditions and their journey across the world. A NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018
The Great Houdini's Puzzle Vault contains 100 puzzles inspired by the greatest escapologist ever to have lived. With puzzle chains where one wrong answer can leave you locked in a never-ending circle of puzzles, and logic problems designed to confound the mind, this puzzle book is an enjoyable test for all.
A collection of the freshest step-by-step magic tricks to impress your mates and family. Learn how to turn everyday objects into sources of bewilderment and wonder!
Derren Brown's television and stage performances have entranced and dumbfounded millions. Alternately hilarious, controversial and challenging, Tricks of the Mind is essential reading for Derren's legions of fans, and pretty bloody irresistible even if you don't like him that much...
Take a truly magical mystery tour with this sparkling compendium of magic and trickery from medieval thaumaturgies to 20th-century showmen. Featuring hundreds of rarely seen vintage posters, photographs, handbills, and engravings, The Magic Book follows this special performing art from the 1400s to the 1950s.
This handy book explains and shows clearly how to perform 100 close-up magic tricks and illusions. Paul Zenon gives you advice on how to best perform tricks, when and how to use them for the greatest effect, as well as offering his unique insight to the world of magic and illusion.
"From one of the world's premier practitioners of classic magic, with years of experience instructing younger readers in the magical arts, comes this new revision of his complete guide to learning and"
Packed with over a hundred magic effects and tricks, this book teaches both the mechanics and presentation necessary to perform each trick. It provides chapters that cover a wide-range of scenarios in which you learn to make money appear, predict thoughts and phone numbers, control a participant's decision, and demonstrate superhuman memory.
Paul Zenon's humorous and accessible Pranks and Tricks is a jokey look at 100 of the best ways to use magic and pranks to get one over on your friends and family. Each trick explains in detail what the trick entails, why you would want to do it and a full explanation of how to set the trick up and perform it.
A collector's edition of the classic, illustrated, and comprehensive history of magic and the occult.
Learn the Secrets Behind Mind Tricks and Mental Mysticism with Cards
Hey Presto! is a book full to the rafters with simple magic tricks, the perfect companion for a beginner as well as a wonderful gift book for those wishing to get into magic and are not sure how. The book contains over 40 card, coin and magic tricks for the beginner.
Through years of practice, research and learning (including a Harvard degree in the history of magic), David discovered the seven fundamental principles of illusion, like how to use the space between seeing and believing, shape narratives and command your audience by giving them agency.
The darkly comic story of a retired Las Vegas stage magician and big cat enthusiast, dragged back into the spotlight by the consequences of one huge mistake.
This exciting and inspiring box set will provide hours of entertainment for performer and audience alike!
A Comprehensive Magic Overview from a Master Magician
Based on original research, this sensational dual biography of two popular geniuses conjures up the early 20th century and the fame, personality and competing beliefs.
Learn the secrets of conjuring tricks from the expert, shown in 2500 clear photographs.
Penn Jillette's bestselling account of his extremely funny and somewhat profane journey to discovering a healthy lifestyle.
100 Ways to Win a Tenner is a comprehensive guide to scams and swindles that are certain to make you a winner every time. Unlike traditional magic tricks, mastering these bets comes with a further fiscal incentive! This is a complete insider's guide to winning at cards, pool, pub quizzes and anywhere else there is an opportunity to prosper.