Please note: Due to weight this can only be shipped within the UK at present. For international shipping options please contact us. 

 

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Publisher's description:

 

After spending fifty years collecting Sawing in Half memorabilia, and the past year and a half researching and writing this incredible story, I [Mike Caveney] couldn’t be more excited for you to see the finished product.

 

Learn how this trick became the most popular attraction in all of show business and then turned into a war that was waged on vaudeville and music hall stages around the world by many of the most famous names in magic. It is a tale of inspired originality, blatant thievery, backstage intrigue, unbridled egos and endless lawsuits. It is an illusion that has never stopped being reinvented and continues to baffle modern-day audiences. To coincide with the 100th anniversary of its first public performance, We are releasing this comprehensive history of Sawing a Woman in Half in the quality you have come to expect from Magic Words.

 

Reviews:

 

“I just finished reading One Hundred Years of Sawing and had to write to tell you that I think it’s a masterpiece– absorbing from beginning to end, gorgeously illustrated and impressive in scope. It is obvious that you have spent a lifetime pursuing the story, and I am grateful that you have shared your journey with the rest of us.” — Michael Claxton

 

“Sawing” is one of the most gorgeous, readable, well-researched, interesting, informative, and fun magic books ever published.” — John Lovick

 

“I just finished reading every single word of Sawing. You’ve written some pretty amazing books, but this one may take the cake. It is absolutely brilliant and I could not put it down. I learned so much and was beyond entertained throughout. Thank you, thank you, thank you for devoting such a significant part of your life to creating this instant classic.” —  Andy Lansing

 

“The book is fabulous. There's never been one like it: the history of an effect, placed in historical context complete with biographies of those involved. One would not expect, for example, to find a thorough but concise expose' of the business end of vaudeville, but there it was. It takes a lot of work to produce 'effortless' prose, and you've mastered that. I also found something every two or three pages that made me laugh out loud. So, congratulations on a monumental achievement.” — Martin Preston

 

440 pages printed in full colour on heavy art matte paper, 50 photographs, printed endpapers, full-colour dust jacket.

 

N. B. These are in stock with us now, not "special order".

 

Condition: New

 

Binding: Hardback

Year: 2021

Publisher: Mike Caveney's Magic Words

Pages: 440

Dimensions (to nearest cm): 30 X 23cm

100 Years of Sawing - Mike Caveney

£128.00Price