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Peter Eldin

Peter Eldin

(Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England: 7th April 1939 - )

Stage name of Peter John Failes since 1958. Learned in 1948 from library books. Pro freelance writer (over 70 non-fiction books, mainly for children) since 1973. Semi-pro close-up and mental magician since age 15. Pet effects: C&R Rope, Salt Transpo, and impromptu close-up effects. Editor of Magic Circular 1990-1998. Edited the magic column in World’s Fair 2002-2004-present.

Wrote Amaze and Amuse Your Friends (1973, 121pp), The Trickster's Handbook (1976, 126pp), Ali Cat's Make Magic (1977), Isn't that Amazing! (1979, 128pp), Kingfisher Pocket Book of Magic (1985, 189pp; in USA 1985 as The Magic Handbook), Card and Conjuring Tricks (1989, as "Gordon Hill"), and Crazy Magic (1989, 128pp). Has also ghost-written for other magicians. Articles in Abra, Budget, and Magic Circular.

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Peter Eldin
Silver, Copper, Brass Routines by Peter Eldin

Three Coin Routines using a Copper-Silver-Brass and "Visible Coin Thru" (Swadling) coin set

  • Routine One: Uses CSB set and a jumbo half dollar
  • Routine Two: Uses CSB set and Swadling coin (flipper) with Visible Coin Thru
  • Routine Three: Uses CSB and Visible Coin Thru (flipper and regular half) sets and a glass

1st edition 1985, 1st digital edition 2013.

★★★★★ $5
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