Thanks to Pepys by Bob Read

(c. 1974) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

Details: Bob Read is one of the all time funniest magicians I have ever seen. He subscribes to the simple, real props world of magic, rather than the magic boxes, glitter, and glitz approach.  And when you see him perform its hard to fault his logic.  He sums it up in the foreward:

“To me, the Entertaining magician is one who can join a group of friends at the bar, and with a few simple articles create a polished routined act.”

In this short, but brilliant, book of his you will get a glimpse of what makes him tick, and by following his directions and photos will also be able to entertain with simple sleight of hand and the most basic of props: a newspaper, 2 hats, a bottle of wine, a knife, a pack of cards, a crust of bread, 5 coins, a thin handkerchief, a brush and comb, and a half pint beer mug!


2 Foreword
3 Openers
4 Misers Mouchoire
10 The Incredible Bottle Production
14 R.I.P.
16 Handkerchief Through Glass
20 Coins Across
26 Vanishing Comb
27 Brush Gag
28 Knife Through Coat
32 All Backs & Additions
44 Hats & Corks
52 Notes
58 A Couple Of Sight Gags

  • Publisher: Bob Read
  • Pages: 70
  • Location: London, England
  • Dimensions: 6″x8″
  • Date: 1974
  • Binding: softbound

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Approx. Price: $25.00 (2003) ***

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