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E. Brian MacCarthy
(Britain: 19th October 1910 - 16th October 1968)
Accomplished amateur sleight-of-hand since his debut at age 11. By profession a soldier (captain in the Royal Engineers retiring as a Lieutenant-Colonel) in the British Army. Passionate about his garden and greenhouse, winning many prizes at local and national horticultural exhibitions.
Wrote Slow Sleights (1934; 20pp; repr 1946), Modern Sleights (1946; 20pp), The Chameleon Cups and Balls (36pp), Impromptu (1939, 87pp), and Sleights Supreme (1947, 92pp). Tricks in Magic Wand.