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An Anecdotal Tribute to Ken Brooke book by Steve Cook

An Anecdotal Tribute to Ken Brooke book by Steve Cook
An Anecdotal Tribute to Ken Brooke book by Steve Cook An Anecdotal Tribute to Ken Brooke book by Steve Cook An Anecdotal Tribute to Ken Brooke book by Steve Cook An Anecdotal Tribute to Ken Brooke book by Steve Cook
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A used copy of this rare book - number 98 of 288 issued - email us for more details merlins@btconnect.com

Although one of the proverbial “back room boys” of magic, Ken Brooke had a profound influence on the greats of the UK magic, influencing Al Koran, Ricky Jay, Doug Henning, Paul Daniels, Wayne Dobson, Slydini, Dai Vernon, Johnny Paul, Tommy Cooper, Finn Jon, Gaetan Bloom, Scotty York – even Tommy Cooper! He wasn't just another magic dealer; when he sold someone an effect it included his own instructions sheets, which reflected the real experiences of a performer who not only cared about how the tricks should be performed, but who also cared enough to provide information on the proper performance to those who bought his products. In 1960, Brooke received a Performing Fellowship Award from the Academy of Magical Arts, and a year later he received a Diplome d’Honneur from the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques (FISM). 1n 1980, a Fiesta of Magic was held in his honour at the Blackpool Magic Convention, raising a substantial amount of money for him for services to magic. In 1981, he was awarded a Special Fellowship Award from the Academy of Magical Arts. This book, by a friend, client and acolyte, presents the man behind the mysteries, and reveals the true, complex Ken Brooke, warts and all. Conceived as a planned limited edition of 1000, only 288 have been printed to date, so it's a scarce book – and getting scarcer. A handsome production, copiously illustrated.

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