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Congreave's Curiosities
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The name Chris Congreave is synonymous with commercial close up routines and ideas. As a full time close up pro for over a decade, he has learned how to hone his magic in order to make it totally practical for performance to lay people in the real world, and this new book brings together a collection of 40 of his best ideas as well as providing you with three essays that offer sage advice. 

Although a few of his routines do require some elements of sleight of hand, much of his material is extremely straightforward or even virtually self working. In fact, the variety and breadth of the material makes it ideal both for those just starting out and also for those with more technical ability and knowledge. 

When a full time pro elects to share his worker routines with the wider magical public, it pays to sit up and take notice. This excellent collection of close up, which is a combination of some previously published and released material as well as items that are being revealed for the first time, should be in the hands of every discerning performer who aspires to present commercial close up magic.

The contents are: 4 Ace Production, The Laughing Count, LOL Count, Pocket Interchange, Marked Deck, Tin Opener, Signed Card To Tin, Shell Move, Fire Coins, Hopping Halves Plus, Coins Across, Joke Box, Joker Surprise, Packet Wallet, Chop Cup, Childsplay, Childsplay My Way, Childsplay With A Regular Deck, Childsplay Redux, Kolossal Kids, Surprise Sandwich, Flukes, Commercial Comedy Poker Deal, Free Phone, Happy Birthday, Card To Matchbox, Blackjack Or Cheating, Pick Me, You've Got To Be Joking, Signed Card Routine, Diminished Most Likely, Signature Trick, DICEption, Some Thoughts On Professional Close Up, One Voice, The Joker Has It, 3 Fly, Bill Switch To Purse, Cards To Pocket, Copper Silver Brass, Knife Routine, No Palm Card To Pocket, Pick Pocket

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Masterclass Volume 3 - Years 9-12
all the tricks from issues 49 - 72 of Magicseen in one book!

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Every four years we like to publish a collection of all the great magic that has appeared during the period in Magicseen's Masterclass section, and from the issues which appeared in volumes 9-12 we offer you 51 effects and ideas from such well known and respected performers as

Andy Nyman, David Regal, Chris Rawlins, Boris Wild, Mel Mellers, Pit Hartling, John Bannon, Vincent Hedan, Thomas Fraps, Dan Garrett, Anthony Owen and many others

The printed A4 size comb bound edition contains 100 pages, with  many of the effects featuring colour photo illustrations. We may not publish a huge number of tricks in Magicseen, but we like to think that the ones that do make the cut are worthy of your attention. 

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Mel Mellers - The Travelling Trickster

148 pages, softback, produced in colour throughout and featuring routines,
comedy lines and advice from the UK's top comedy performer

With his hilariously sharp yet playful put down lines and quirky comedy plots, Mel Mellers has rightly established himself as one of the nation's favourite stand up performers. Equally at home in front of lay people or a theatre full of magicians, Mel's individual performance style, which has been honed over many years as a pro and through countless performances all over the world, is a delight to experience.

Now you can go behind the scenes with this truly inspiring performer and learn how you too can become a top flight entertainer. Mel gives freely of his advice on all aspects of performance, including audience management, misdirection, how to put an act together, creativity, the 6 rules of comedy, practising, hecklers and entertaining children and families. He shares with you scores of hilarious one liners covering all manner of performing situations that you will be able to use in your shows too. Plus he gives full details of over 50 of his feature routines and ideas, most of which are simple to do and which come with Mel's presentations and patter lines.

Mel Mellers is one of magic's real larger-than-life characters, and this book will also explain some of his background, give you various anecdotes from his closest friends in magic about the antics that Mel has got up to over the years, and will provide you with a thoroughly entertaining and instructive read.

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Crafted With Carey

John Carey has a great reputation for coming up with practical, well constructed routines, and this hard backed book collects together about 70 effects from John and some of his friends in magic. 

Running to almost 200 pages, hard backed and with photo illustrations, this book is a treasure trove of to-the-point card effects, plus a little coin magic included for good measure. There are premium effects chosen from John's DVDs and earlier booklets, as well as new material and effects from some of John's friends including Peter Duffie and John Bannon. In fact, in his Foreword to the book, John Bannon said of John Carey's creations: "I pay attention to his work, follow it, enjoy it, and often find bits of inspired thinking I'll incorporate in my own work. I'd bet that you'd reach the same conclusion."

Magicseen is pleased to have worked on John's material and to be able to bring such a practical selection of magic to the marketplace. If you love card magic that works, that has direct plots and which uses minimalist handling, then Crafted With Carey will delight you. 

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Comedy For The Well Groomed Performer

At Magicseen we love to have a laugh, and we know our readers do too, and that is why we often feature articles on comedy performers and provide comedy material in the form of verbal and visual gags for our readers to use in their acts. Over the last 10 years we have had quite a lot of comedy material in the pages of Magicseen, and so we decided to collect together into one E-Book the big articles on comedy performers who we have featured over the last decade. So inside this 100 page book you will find collected together the articles we have featured on top names such as John Archer, Paul Daniels, Paul Zenon, Mel Mellers, Graham P. Jolley, Wayne Dobson, Michael J. Fitch, John Lenahan, Ian Keable, Alan Hudson, Jasper Blakeley, Ian D. Montfort and more.

Plus...we re-print in one place a selection of the special general comedy articles that have appeared in Magicseen which are full of great gags and advice - there's so much that you can learn from these about using laughs in your shows.

But there's more....we then include loads of new material with advice from top comedy performers, along with many verbal and visual gags, none of which have appeared in Magicseen before.

If you love comedy you'll find this new Magicseen E-Book Collection an inspiring source of material and advice, and all at a giveaway price!

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Wayne Dobson - The Definitive Collection

This book contains virtually every effect Wayne has ever published, plus more.

An introduction by Derren Brown

Interviews with the people who worked with Wayne throughout his career including his charismatic manager Leon Fisk.
Chapters on stage craft, management, consulting, TV, ideas on a few illusions, plans,
personal letters from Prince Charles and Diana, head of TV company,
price quotes on
various illusions from John Gaughan, David Mendoza and Jim Steinmeyer.
Wayne’s personal notes. A selection of press cuttings and photographs.
Contributions from several of the world’s top performers including Lance Burton, David
Williamson and Johnny Thompson. 
Wayne’s updated life story. Lots of funny anecdotes.

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Masterclass Volume 2
all the tricks from issues 25 - 48 of Magicseen in one book!

This nicely produced A4 size comb bound book contains all 56 Masterclass effects taken from volumes 5-8 of Magicseen. Amongst the 40 different contributors you will find close up, stand up, children’s material, mentalism and even a stage illusion from well known stars such as 

Wayne Dobson, JC Sum, Magic Dave, Jon Allen, Wayne Fox, Michael J. Fitch, Marc Spelmann, John Bannon, Paul Gordon, Peter Duffie and many more. 

With many colour photo illustrations, this is a must-have collection of varied magic. Available either in printed format or as a digital download.

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Magicseen Magazine's

Best Of British

BoB-cover2.jpg (604818 bytes)Right from its first issue, Magicseen Magazine has sought to showcase talent from the UK, talent that sometimes can be a little swamped by high profile personalities from other parts of the world. To put this right, Magicseen approached a list of the UK's top performers and creators and invited them to contribute to a book that is designed to show the world what they have to offer. Best Of British contains routines from over 20 creative British magicians, including Wayne Dobson, Peter Duffie, Geoffrey Durham, Paul Gordon, Simon Lovell, Shaun McCree, Marc Paul, Scott Penrose, Mark Shortland, Paul Stockman and many more. It's a fabulous collection of close up, stand up and mentalism effects from stars who really know what they are doing, and it's a must-read publication for anyone interested in good quality routines. The book is nicely produced in soft back with clean line illustrations throughout by Magicseen's Design Manager Phil Shaw and is a worthy addition to any magical library.

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Roulette

Roulette Cover small.jpg (25117 bytes)Author Chris Rawlins is a young, inventive mentalist who just loves to share his work and ideas with fellow performers. In this his second book, Chris offers a combination of full routines, moves, additions and essays, all of which come with his own personal stamp and twist. Credit Guard is a clever idea using a borrowed credit card which concludes with you revealing four numbers from the card; Clipboard Peek details a simple yet effective way to create a peek device from an innocent looking clipboard; in My Version Of A Classic Chris puts his mind to creating a practical solution for the Chair Test; Scramble is an impossible seeming word prediction; Phonebook Prediction Addition gives you Chris's tweak on a strong Banachek phonebook test; My Yellow Ball Which Fooled Marc Oberon is a cheeky idea in which you unerringly can reveal under which of three cups a bright yellow ball is hidden; Kicker Chirp Top is a nifty little prediction idea for close up using two poker chips; the Push Slide Peek is a modernisation of an old card move; A Little Lead In is an intro which could be used as a set up for a more major routine; with P.I. Chris takes a killer principle of Luke Jermay and harnesses it for a strong close up mental routine. If you enjoy modern mentalism you'll enjoy this 70 page E-Book.

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The Man Who Would Be King
Andrew Normansell
A Magicseen Publication

Normansell Cover.jpg (204824 bytes)Magicseen Publications are pleased to announce that a book featuring the magical thoughts and routines of pro entertainer Andrew Normansell called "The Man Who Would Be King" has been. Readers of Magicseen will be familiar with Andrew as there have been a couple of features on him and he has also appeared a few times answering questions in the Close Up Clinic. Now Andrew reveals the secrets of his commercial success by recounting his life story so far, gives readers excellent food for thought in a section called Devil's Advocate in which he passes opinion on all manner of magical themes, and finally he also gives full details of 28 of his pet routines for close up, stand up and mentalism. Everything Andrew does is geared to commercial performance and his methods are delightfully straightforward. Nicely produced, this book will be of interest to anyone who aspires to the performance of commercial magic.

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Masterclass - The First Four Years
A Magicseen Publication

Masterclass_cover.jpg (326225 bytes)Although Magicseen Magazine is primarily a features publication rather than a tricks magazine, it does have two or three routines to learn included in the Masterclass section of each issue. In the first four years of publication, 61 contributions have appeared and these have now been collected together and are offered as a stand alone publication either in printed book format or as a download. There are contributions included from names such as Max Maven, Boris Wild, David Stone, Aldo Colombini, Wayne Dobson, Jay Sankey, Mathieu Bich, Marc Paul, Trevor Lewis, Joshua Jay and so many more, and they have all provided a varied and interesting selection of material for you to enjoy. Whether you are into close up, mentalism or children's magic, there are items of interest for you here, and it's not until you see all the contributions collected together in one place such as this that you realise what a wealth of material has been made available. Available in printed and E-Book formats.

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Comedy Buffet E-Book
Graham Hey

Comedy Buffet Cover.jpg (55224 bytes)Magicseen Deputy Editor Graham Hey is an experienced stand up comedy magician as well as being a prolific writer of comedy material for some of the big names in show business. In Comedy Buffet Graham presents a large collection of verbal and visual gags which entertainers will find a wonderful resource and which will enable them to lighten up their own performances. Tricks are available everywhere, but up-to-date comedy patter and gags are much harder to come by, and so this E-Book provides one of the few contemporary sources on the market. And apart from anything else, you'll have a huge amount of fun just reading through the material! 

 

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WD40
Wayne Dobson
A Magicseen Publication

Wayne Dobson has had a life full of incredible highs and hard-to-bear lows, and in this candidly written E-Book, he lays it all before you. The full story is here charting his meteoric rise to international fame and TV stardom in which, when he was at the height of his powers, he became a household name in the UK and was seen as a genuine alternative to Paul Daniels as a mainstream TV magician, right through to his valiant and uncomplaining struggle with MS. It's a tale of courage, is often very funny, and it is always fascinating.

As well as Wayne's life story this excellent E-Book provides full details of 40 of Wayne's close up and stand up routines. Everything Wayne does is commercial and the methods are always straightforward and practical. You are bound to find many effects in this comprehensive collection that you will like and will use.

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