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SECRETS WRITTEN BY ANTHONY OWEN
WITH ADDITIONAL WRITING BY JOHN LOVICK
ILLUSTRATED BY TONY DUNN
FROM THE FOREWORD BY ANDY NYMAN:
“Like any great collection, the material here is for all situations and abilities. I have no doubt it will become a modern classic.
“I believe he [Anthony Owen] will be acknowledged alongside his mentors, Pat [Page] & Ali [Bongo], as one of the greatest minds ever to have graced British magic.” Andy Nyman
FIVE STAR REVIEWS FROM MAGICSEEN MAGAZINE AND VANISH MAGAZINE.
“One of my favourite books I’ve read in many years – filled with something for everyone. This book is FILLED with gem after gem. As I told friends who asked ‘This book is BLOODY FANTASTIC’. There are no pipe dreams – it’s all material you can perform and many people are performing the material from here in their own repertoires. This definitely goes to the top of one of my favourite magic books list and it should go to the top of yours. Five stars.” Paul Romhany
“Anthony’s book is genius. Thank you for sharing. I’m honoured by the reference in the Natural Lottery section. Such a brilliant piece of magic.” Nate Staniforth
“Anthony Owen’s new book SECRETS. This is a beautifully produced volume of ‘goodies’. Very well structured and framed routines from a true ‘pro’ in every sense of the word. I have followed Anthony’s career with great interest and joy for some 25 years. In my mind he’s not only the most influential magic producer in the world, this century, but he’s also a first class performer and creator and one of life’s genuine and modest good guys. SECRETS is an essential buy for any discerning mentalist or magician. I’ve already got a handful of powerful effects I will definitely use (and adapt) towards my own particular style and I rarely state that about any book. Highly recommended!” Steve Cook
“SECRETS showcases the creativity of Anthony Owen, collects his very best work (which is as good as anybody else’s in magic) and wraps it in a gorgeous hardback book. This is exactly the kind of publication you need to amuse, inspire and to plunder for killer material. Book lovers unite!” Liam Montier
“SECRETS gives a true insight into the creative process of one of Britain’s leading magical minds. Surely a modern day classic and must read for all magicians.” Robert Bentley
“I’ve been reading SECRETS. What a goldmine of tricks and advice. Take some of his wisdom from his book and you will without doubt make your act better.” Chris Cox
“What distinguishes Anthony Owen’s new book Secrets is that the author shares his knowledge and experience. He was the editor of The Dungeon and The Magic Circular magazines, the producer of Derren Brown’s TV shows, was a performer on stage and in close-up and so much more. He explains how to do memorable magic and magic for TV. There are card effects, mentalism, tricks with props and even Anthony’s clever Caravan Move. It is a fine collection of practical, clever material.” Matthew Field
“Go buy yourself the most excellent book SECRETS. It’s choc full of tip top tricks and great advice. Buy immediately and thank me later.” Noel Qualter
Praise for Anthony Owen:
“Anthony Owen is an unsung genius.”
“There are, maybe half a dozen people in the world who understand how to give magic on television the impact it has live. Anthony Owen is one of them. He has a mind of extreme subtlety and immense experience. He understands and loves both the TV medium and the art of magic with a joyful enthusiasm that is inspiring to encounter.”
Teller, one half of Penn and Teller.
237 printed pages, eight chapters containing explanations of 45 tricks and an interview.
Anthony Owen is a multi-award winning magical creator, writer, magic consultant and television and theatre Executive Producer and Creative Director. His awards include BAFTA AWARDS for HELP! MY SUPPLY TEACHER IS MAGIC (Creator & Executive Producer), DERREN BROWN THE EXPERIMENTS (Executive Producer) and THE QUICK TRICK SHOW (Producer), NATIONAL REALITY TELEVISION AWARD for KILLER MAGIC (Creator and Executive Producer), ROSE D’OR – VARIETY WINNER for DERREN BROWN: MIND CONTROL series (Series Producer), ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY AWARD for DERREN BROWN THE EXPERIMENTS (Executive Producer). He was Magic Consultant on the EMMY AWARD Winning special episode of SHERLOCK – THE BRIDE. He Directed the Time Out and Soho Theatre Award short-list nominee BEN HART – THE OUTSIDER and was Creative Director and Executive Producer of IMPOSSIBLE, the London West-end theatre magic spectacular now touring internationally. He was 2003 winner of David Berglas Award for services to British magic from the British Magical Society. He has many other television producing and consulting credits.
SECRETS ALSO CONTAINS CONTRIBUTIONS BY ANDY NYMAN, SEBASTIAN CLERGUE, MARC PAUL, JOHN ARCHER, MICHAEL WEBER, BILL HERZ, JOHN LENAHAN, ROY WALTON, PETER DUFFIE, DAVID REGAL, ANDREW O’CONNOR, RICHARD PINNER, ANDY STONE, PETE McCAHON AND MORE.
FOREWORD ANDY NYMAN
INTRODUCTION ANTHONY OWEN
LAVA LAMP (SEBASTIAN CLERGUE)
SOBW FURTHER THOUGHTS (INCLUDING DAVID REGAL)
THE LIGHT CARD
MIRACLE MONTE 2.0 (WITH ANDY NYMAN)
STICKY BLUE DANUBE
SIGNED CARD ANYWHERE (WITH JOHN LENAHAN)
ON THE CARDS
MARK OF DEATH (WITH JOHN LENAHAN)
SLEIGHTS AND SORCERY
THE CARAVAN MOVE
THE CARAVAN CHANGE
THE CARAVAN SANDWICH (ROY WALTON)
NAVARAC (ROY WALTON)
THE CARAVAN KINGS (ROY WALTON)
TRICK PHOTOGRAPHY (PETER DUFFIE)
WSBP (WINDOW STEALING BOTTOM PALM)
AMBITIOUS CARD FINALE
THE AMAZING KARATE PENCIL OF DEATH
OUT OF THIS CHAPTER
OUT OF THIS STREET
OUT OF THIS HOUSE
OUT OF THIS BOOK FROM THE LIBRARY
HOLEY SECURITY GUARDS, ROBIN!
THE MIRACLE CARD (WITH JOHN LENAHAN)
CARD-TOO FREE (WITH JOHN LENAHAN)
THE BIRTHDAY DECK (WITH PAUL ANDREWS)
SILK HANDKERCHIEF TO SPECTATOR’S SLEEVE
A MEAL FOR MONTENEUF
THE PERFECT MATCH (WITH MARC PAUL)
KILLER KOMBUSTION (WITH MARC PAUL & ANDY STONE)
NUMBER AT CARD
THE NATURAL LOTTERY
WHO WANTS TO BE A MAGICIAN?
BIG SURVIVOR 2
DEAL OR NO DEAL
RING ON NOTEPAD
RECAFFEINATED COFFEE (WITH PETE MCCAHON, ANDREW O’CONNOR & RICHARD PINNER)
YOU COULDN’T PLANET
CARDS ON TV
TOP TIPS FOR A TV MAGICIAN