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Brian Lead is a Member of the Inner Magic Circle, the President and Concert Secretary of the Modern Mystic League, Secretary of the Northern Magic Circle and a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He has won awards for stage and close-up magic, originality and for the writing of articles, which have appeared in most of the major magic magazines. As well as collaborating on four books with Roger Woods, Brian has published works on Lafayette, Pepper’s Ghost and Lewis Carroll. He has lectured to magic societies throughout the country, including return visits to the British Ring of the IBM and the Magic Circle, and appeared several times on local TV and radio as well as contributing material to national television. A teacher by profession, Brian has coached many students in magic for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme and mentored Ben Proos, the Magic Circle Young Magician of the Year for 2011/12.

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Showmen or Charlatans? The stories of 'Dr' Walford Bodie and 'Sir' Alexander Cannon

Brian Lead & Roger Woods

Showmen or Charlatans? The stories of 'Dr' Walford Bodie and 'Sir' Alexander Cannon by Brian Lead & Roger WoodsThe ebook tells the stories of 'Dr' Walford Bodie and 'Sir' Alexander Cannon both flamboyant magical characters of the last century. Walford Bodie was a magician-showman known to Houdini who sent him the actual electric chair from "Sing Sing" prison. Cannon was also an eccentric character suspected by MI5 of being a spy in World War II!

The cover features caricatures of Bodie and Cannon specially designed by magic graphic artist Donald Monk.

1st edition 2005, 1st digital edition 2013, 77 pages, 29 illustrations.

2013 / 5 / 5
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Houdini The Myth Maker

Brian Lead & Roger Woods

Houdini The Myth Maker by Brian Lead & Roger WoodsThis ebook examines some of Houdini's escapades in Lancashire, England and explodes some of the myths that the world famous escapologist built up around himself. It draws on contemporary newspaper accounts and sources. Amongst other stories it relates closely the controversy surrounding Houdini's appearance at the Palace Theatre, Blackburn, England in October 1902 when he faced one of his severest challenges from William Hope Hodgson, who was to go on to be a writer of fantasy literature before his death in the First World War. Houdini, a master of showmanship and publicity, was able to exploit the ordeal...
2013 / 4 / 16
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Harry Houdini Legend and Legacy

Brian Lead & Roger Woods

Harry Houdini Legend and Legacy by Brian Lead & Roger WoodsThis ebook draws on the contemporary and other accounts to examine the persona Houdini created, having been born one Ehrich Weiss in Hungary prior to immigrating to America as a young child. It recaptures the era of variety and some of the acts that were rivalling Houdini. It explores in detail Houdini's clash with Carl Mysto in Salford in 1904, which had Houdini taking the unprecedented step of exposing his rival's coffin escape on stage. It also tells the story of Jack Wilson, a blacksmith, who claimed to have beaten Houdini at his own game following his challenges to Houdini in Blackburn and Bolton...
2013 / 4 / 16
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