Here is the ad from Martin Breese:
THE MAGIC of FRED ROBINSON
Due out in January
Nearly 15 years in the making but now at the printers and due out soon!
Special offer now for all those who have received this email and are on my priority special customer list. See at the end of this email for how to order this 75 book now for just 55 post free thus saving 20 immediately. This offer close on 4th December 2008.
My sincere apologies for the length of time this book has taken to be published but having read it many, many times over whilst checking proofs I can assure you that you will agree that it has been worth the very long wait. Thank you for your patience. Martin Breese
Here are just a few of the comments from those who have written lengthy tributes to Fred and his contribution to magic.
I state without fear of exaggerating that Fred was one of the all-time greats; especially with cards. DAI VERNON
Card magic and techniques of card-handling have fascinated me for most of my life. Meeting Fred was a highlight of my life. ROY WALTON
Your journey with Fred is about to begin thanks to Peter Duffie and Martin Breese. I envy you. SIMON LOVELL
Always with a twinkle in his eye, Fred would fool you consistently. GORDON BRUCE
The Magic of Fred Robinson may well be the most anxiously-awaited book amongst magicians the world over. It has been in the making for at least fourteen years and I have had literally hundreds and hundreds of emails and letters asking when it would be released. Finally it has been sent off to the printers and I believe that it will be the most significant magic book of this decade.
Fred Robinson was a private man but his skill at sleight-of-hand with cards and coins was legendary. He could be found at the Magic Circle on Monday evenings and many well-known names from around the world paid homage to Fred and travelled countless miles to witness for themselves his legendary skills.
He was the editor of Pabular magazine and inspired contributions from the finest magicians of his time. The Magic of Fred Robinson documents and describes every effect that Fred performed. It has been written by Peter Duffie who has skilfully described all of Fred's sleights and effects in the greatest of detail. There are pages of detailed drawings and photographs and the book pays tribute to one of the greatest sleight-of-hand magicians the world has ever known. Many magicians have contributed to this book and they will be the first to receive their copies as soon as the book is available.
The Magic of Fred Robinson: Regular Clients will be emailed as soon as the book is about to be released. If you know of anyone who would like to be added to my email list please let me know.
This amazing book The Magic of Fred Robinson by Peter Duffie with illustrations by Paul Griffin and Roy Johnson will be out in January and priced at 75 plus postage.
If you would like to save 20 and would like to pay just 55 now and receive your copy post-free on publication please make your payment now. It would be best for me by PayPal and your PayPal payment should be sent to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. No advance orders accepted after 4th December.
If you want to pay by cheque then the cheque - made payable to Martin Breese - should be sent to me at the following address:
19A Hanover Crescent,
Brighton, East Sussex BN2 9SB
Please try to avoid paying by Visa or Mastercard as there is something going wrong in the world of Credit Cards and about 90% of all our transactions are not being cleared even though the clients have the money in their accounts.
If sending me a dollar currency cheque you will need to add $20 to the amount of the cheque as that is how much each dollar cheque loses when banked in the UK.
However you choose to pay, please ensure that you send me your full name and postal address as well. This offer expires on 4th December 08.
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