The Sophisticated Sorcerer

Book by Scott Penrose and Stephen Short ($59.95)

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The Sophisticated Sorcerer - magic

Alan Shaxon and Anne entertained and mystified audiences all over the world with their magic act billed as "Sophisticated Sorcery". They met when they were young children and in 2006 celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. During their career together Alan and Anne made many friends in magic and won many awards in the USA as well as the UK.

Scott Penrose and Stephen Short have completed this book, which Alan had started before he sadly passed away in 2012.

Alan's life and career has been augmented by Stephen with many photographs and anecdotes from family and friends. Alan's friendship with Robert Harbin has been detailed.

Scott has updated and added clear and detailed illustrations to Alan's effect's including trademark effects such as The Hydrostatic Glass, Ultimate Nudist Deck and Aerial Fishing, which Alan kept secret from magicians during his career. Confabulation, which Alan created, is also explained in print for the very first time. In total there are more than 25 effects and routines from Alan's repertoire.

This book will be a wonderful addition to magician's libraries who entertain with close-up, stage, cabaret or children's entertainment.

 

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Official review from MAGIC Magazine

From the March 2015 MAGIC Magazine. Reviewed by Alan Howard

Subtitled The Life and Magic of an International Magician,
the book is just that — part memoir and part tricks, illustrated throughout with historic and family photos and explanatory trick diagrams.
Any magic library will be richer for it.