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Most interesting magical event of December will be the television broadcast from the Magic Circle Clubroom. Actually it will become a piece of magical history. The acts, ten in all, have been well chosen, and it is hoped to catch the spirit of an actual clubroom session.

One of the most enjoyable magical sessions we have had was at Harry Fletcher's house on the occasion of a party to that King of Svengali cards Joe Stuthard. A1 Koran was in great form, Billy McComb did his act whilst the audience supplied the patter, and Francis Haxton showed a devil of a card prediction. By the time this appears Joe will be in Montreal and working in his inimitable way. We shall miss him a lot and only hope that he will soon be paying this country a return visit.

After quoting the " Performer " Goodliffe in a recent number of his weekly writes: " We have always tried to give fair reports of shows based on their appeal from the layman's viewpoint." Surely if a magazine caters for magicians it should .base its criticisms on the appeal to the magician. We should fail to renew our subscription to the " Gramophone " if their critics treated the reviewing of records in the Abra. manner. The lay press can well cater for laymen's views. There has been far too little outspoken criticism in magic and with the exception of two efforts by an old friend of ours,, one " Motley " plus the outstanding criticisms in the Jinx (Fifth Row, Centre Aisle) we can think of few examples.

Next month we are describing a method of slate writing with an examined slate. Our hope is that it doesn't clash with the "Diabolo" slate currently advertised in the States. Those who were present at our lectures in London, Birmingham, Nottingham and Leicester in 1947 will possibly recall the effect for we showed it then. A demand for this particular type of effect made us decide to publish it.

One of the many strip cartoon favourites must be " Flook " of the " Daily Mail." This delightful little creation can now be bought in two sizes. We can think of several ways in which these could be introduced into tricks that could be attractive to children and to their parents. The prices of these toys are 5s. and £1.

Also for next month's issue we have a nice prediction effect by Douglas. Francis making use of a child's nursery rhyme book. As the books may be difficult to obtain Duggie has kindly passed along 50 of them as a gift to those readers who wish to use the effect. So just wait until the December issue and write.

We should like to draw readers attention to the fact that the Fleming Book Company are helping to bridge the magical dollar gap by giving a far better sterling rate than that officially quoted. With the official, figure of 2.80 dollars to the English pound and a lower rate in the open American market they are giving English readers a rate of 3.33.

MAGIC'S GREATEST BOOK VALUE !

We honestly believe that nowhere will you find greater money's worth per shilling of expense than in

HUGARD'S MAGIC MONTHLY : BOOK EDITION No. 3 (Volumes V. and VI.)

Here are 218 sleights, tricks, and routines by such experts as Daley, Curry, A1 Baker, Kaplan, Meyer, and a host of others. Uniform with Book Editions Nos. 1 and 2, but larger, 232 large (magazine size) pages, 485 Rigney drawings superbly produced. The price should be 35/6 (American price, $5.00), but on our " share the loss " basis, we are asking only 30/-.

On this same basis, our $7.50 Fleming publications cost you 45/- (not 53/6) ; our $5,000 publications cost you 30/- (not 35/6) ; our $2.00 publications are 12/-(not 14/-). Of course, we must charge for other American publishers' books on the basis of one shilling equals 14 ¿rents.

Please remit to Mr. Robertson Keene, c/o Riverside, Victoria Road, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, for books wanted. Write us at address below for free copy of our 64-page book catalogue.

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" THE ROYAL ROAD TO CARD MAGIC " By Jean Hugard 8C Frederick Braue

Here is a book that EVERY magician should have. It describes dozens and dozens of first-rate card tricks and gives explicit instructions for every sleight needed to perform them.

Chapters on, and tricks with, The Overhand Shuffle, The Riffle Shuffle, Flourishes, The Glide, The Glimpse.. The Key Card, The Palm, The Backslip, False Shuffles and Cuts, The Double Lift and Turnover, The Pass, Miscellaneous Flourishes, Reverses', Hindu Shuffle, and other Controls, The Classic Force, Top and Bottom Changes, Stacked Packs, Complete Routines, Platform Tricks and a comprehensive index.

302 page.-, packed into a cloth bound book, with 121 illustrations bv Francis Rigney. Don't delay, order NOW !

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"ROUGH AND SMOOTH POSSIBILITIES "

by Tan Hock Chuan

A booklet dealing with the methods and application of the modern principle, by one of the leading experts on the subject. It is recommended for advanced magicians.

Price 5/- Postage 3d.

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Manuscripts for publication and books for review should be sent to the: EDITORIAL ADDRESS:

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The Magic Circle

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" STOOGING AROUND " By Joe Stuthard

In this attractively produced booklet the author describes his complete music hall act and many more ideas that have ENTERTAINMENT as the key-note. This is the act that has kept music hall audiences laughing un and down ihe country. It is unusual. It is certainly ENTERTAINMENT. Is it ethical? To decide that you must read it for yourself. In tils words of Geoffrey Robinson who edited the book and wrote the foreword, " You will learn a lot that is new. ... If you are a magical student, and what magician is not, this book should be in your hands—you will add much to your store of knowledge."

Those who have seen the author perform his act will know the value of the material, and we can say no more than that.

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