I've had the privilege of seeing Jack perform most of the effects in
this publication. I've seen him put in to practice the advice he is giving. Trust me...it works. The Real Secrets of Magic is the distillation of over 50 years of magical knowledge and experience. Beginner or old hand...there's something for everybody.
The Real Secrets of Magic contains a veritable cornucopia of tricks and tips from Jack's long life as a professional magician. In covering all branches of magic, it would be hard to see how anybody, whatever their interest or experience in magic, couldn't get something of value from such an encyclopedic treatise.
Jack has been practicing, polishing and performing magic for more decades than would be polite to say. It is rare that a magician of this many years' experience is prepared to share not only the secrets of his tricks (apparently more than a hundred of them) but also all his tips and touches, the REAL secrets that turn the execution of tricks into the performance of Magic. Thank you, Jack, for revealing all... Well, almost all
What I've read so far - GREAT!
The Real Secrets of Magic literally has something for everybody, with advice for beginners to the working pro and in every conceivable situation - Jack's done it all. Perhaps if you ask Jack nicely he'll send you a copy of the contents pages so you can see how much this E-book covers.
At only 10p per trick it's gotta be good! That said, it has never been clearer that the real secrets of magic are not the methods behind each of the tricks but the performance and personality of the performer. It ain't what you do it's the way that you do it.
Jack first fell in love with magic when only 5 years old. He did his first professional show aged 13 and joined a concert party at 15. By the time he was 18 he had a successful stage act and performed in variety shows with some of the leading performers of the day. At 25 he was booking theatres for his full evening illusion show with four assistants. Between these shows he entertained at countless children’s parties.
Coming from a family of teachers, Jack has always found pleasure in teaching magic by writing books, making videos and giving lessons. He created the London School of Magic which combined classes with a postal course. Later he ran Davenport’s School of Magic. When he was 40 he added mind magic to his repertoire. Using this he starred in a long running series of broadcasts for the London Broadcasting Corporation.
Jack has performed close-up and cabaret in most of London’s leading hotels, Dorchester, Savoy, Hilton, Grosvenor House, etc. He has appeared on many television shows and has advised on many more. Having recently retired from touring the country with his highly successful one-man show – ONE MAN’S MAGIC – he is now concentrating on teaching.