This book details Ernest’s life and career from humble roots, leaving school at fourteen to join the printing industry, through to becoming a B.B.C. radio star and a highly successful entrepreneur. It covers his rise through the ranks of pierrot concerts to becoming one of the leading concert party magicians in the country.
• His huge 1914 tour of Australasia supporting one of the biggest music hall stars of the age, Harry Lauder.
• His relationship with Will Goldston and Stanley Collins.
• The evolution of the London Magical Co. from a small one-room publisher for magicians to a factory employing seventy people, making toys and games for sale around the world.
• The story of how he found fame with his concert party group the Moonstones, becoming a regular star of B.B.C. Radio.
• His success as a solo performer which led to him being the first magician broadcast on television.
• Information on his magic sets, tying together how and why they changed over time.
The book has 80 A4 pages with 78 illustrations, fully indexed. Printed on high-quality satin paper with colour-printed covers.