Georgeís Hall Ė Behind the scenes at Englandís Home of Mystery by Ann
Davenport and John Salisse. Price reduced from £50 to £35!
475 pages, 175
photographs (18 in full colour), hardbound with dust jacket. Limited
edition of 1000 numbered copies. I found a box of these books in the
storeroom and they were lost many years ago and discovered just
recently. This is a beautiful book full of lavish illustrations and a
great tribute to Englandís true home of mystery.
the first third of the 20th century, London was generally recognized as
being the focal point of the magic world. It could be argued that St.
George's Hall was largely responsible for this claim.
Anne Davenport and John
Salisse invite you to join them backstage to peek into the Maskelyne
workshop where so many classic illusions first saw the light of day, to
eavesdrop on board meetings where egos and personalities often clashed,
and to watch from the wings as the world's top conjurors entertain
generations of London theatre goers. The story of St. George's Hall is
the history of magic in England during its glorious golden age. This is
#10 in Magic Words award-winning series of Magical Pro-Files.
When you consider that
J.N. Maskelyne and his friend George Cooke opened at St. James's Hall in
1873 and that twenty-eight of the next sixty years were spent at St.
George's Hall and that three generations of Maskelynes employed scores
of noteworthy magicians, you begin to realize that the history of the
Maskelyne family is actually the history of magic in England.
Only through the
confluence of Anne Davenport's skill and persistence and John Salisse's
remarkable collection could the complete story of St. George's Hall be
told. Their book will serve as your backstage pass and it grants you
full access to all areas of England's Home of Mystery. Take all the time
you like and enjoy the tour.
How to order this book:
This book is heavy and would not be
covered by the standard postage for a £35.00 item. If you would like to
order please email John stating where you live and he will calculate the
correct amount of postage for your country and advise you how much to
pay by PayPal to purchase the book including postage.
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