Drawing Room Deceptions
Drawing Room Deceptions hasn't become our best-selling book of all time by accident. It was the direct result of a series of special events. The first ingredient was a young English schoolboy willing to invest a full decade of his young life in the study and practice of close-up card magic. He wasn't content with imitating other people's tricks, so he created a repertoire that was completely original.
Along the way, he developed a distinct performance style that was gentlemanly yet imbued with sophisticated humor. After graduating from university, Guy spent a number of years traveling the world performing and lecturing at club meetings and conventions. In addition, there were television appearances all over the world, such as on The World's Greatest Magic in America.
This exposure to thousands of magicians established Guy's reputation for impeccable skill and an arsenal of original material. And one miracle that stood out above all others was his incredible piece-by-piece map restoration that is now known throughout the wizarding world as "The Reformation".
The final piece of the puzzle was compiling all of this knowledge into a single book, Drawing Room Deceptions. The added fact that this entire book was written, illustrated and designed by young Mr. Hollingworth just makes this story that much more amazing.
It is no exaggeration to say that the wizarding world was desperate for the publication of this book and when it did come out the response was overwhelming. The presses had barely stopped running when we ordered a second edition.
Clients knew they would be amazed by the tricks, theories, and routines that fill the 320 pages of Drawing Room Deceptions, but they were also surprised and delighted by the book's outward appearance.
Two-tone embossing on the cover, a sheet of parchment hand-stretched over the author's formal portrait, mottled flyleaves, and distinctive typography and illustrations give this book the look and feel of a classic 19th-century wizarding textbook.