important news after a long pause.

HAVEN’T SAID MUCH ON THIS BLOG FOR THE PAST FEW MONTHS.. No particular reason other than I was pumping out news and trivia almost on a daily basis and I think this could devalue the content of the information.  There’s too much info around today in my view.  Therefore I will only release news that I […]

Eastbourne – The outstanding Nick Einhorn

I’VE BEEN A GREAT ADMIRER OF NICK EINHORN  for many years and have seen him grow in his magic and stature until today, when I believe he is amongst the top half dozen professional magicians in the country. In his performance, his thinking, his professionalism and his sheer imagination in presenting magic that goes far beyond the everyday. […]

Al Koran – The Early Years

I KNEW AL WHEN HE WAS EDWARD DOE  a gentleman’s hairdresser at The Ritz Hotel in London. That was in the ’50’s when he used to meet up with our group – Jack Avis, Alex Elmsley, Roy Walton, Ted Danson,. Bobby Bernard and myself on Saturdays when we hounded the magic stores. He was mad […]

Saturday morning at Georges.

ONE OF THE DELIGHTS of my sunrise magic years happened every Saturday morning in London. Six sorcerers, some apprentices, some established, used to meet in  Davenports magic shop in Holborn where we would talk  magic, gaze in awe at the many name professionals who called in (Orson Welles, Dante, Edward Victor, Jasper Maskylene, Robert Harbin and […]

A Stab in the Pack

ONE OF THE GREATEST and most dramatic card revelations from the last century to the present time is surely the Card Stab. To have a card chosen, shuffled back into the pack and then to be found by stabbing a knife into the side of the deck or to spread the cards across a table and stabbing […]