Secrecy Surrounds the Circle’s Centenary

The Magic Circle Celebrates With New Book

The Huddersfield
Daily Examiner
notes one of the most important characteristics of being a
magician or a member of a magician organization is the ability to keep secrets.

Even if the secrets do not deal with magic tricks, per se.

“The penalties for breaking these rules can be severe,” is the ominous
warning of the Circle big wigs.

The secrecy this time surrounds the publication of a coffee table book
celebrating the centenary. The book is 18 months in the making and according to
the Magic Circle insiders, has only been
seen in its completed form by four people.

The book’s publishers along with co-authors Edwin A Dawes and Michael Bailey
– were the only four people to see the book prior to the launch at the Circle’s
headquarters in Euston.

The HQ – whose spiral staircase appears on the book cover – became
familiar territory to Jeremy Mills during the project. His meetings with the
co-authors were always conducted in the tiny Inner Sanctum, behind locked doors
– and could last as long as five hours.

“Secrecy did surround the book’s publication. They did not want any other
member to see the book until it came out,” said one of the
publishers.

You can purchase a copy of Circle Without End The Magic Circle
1905-2005
, Compiled and Edited by Edwin A Dawes and Michael Bailey,
published by Jeremy Mills Publishing Ltd from The Red House, 22 Occupation Road,
Lindley, Huddersfield HD3 3BD or via the website at ?35 plus postage and
packing.

The Magic Circle Celebrates With New Book

The Huddersfield
Daily Examiner
notes one of the most important characteristics of being a
magician or a member of a magician organization is the ability to keep secrets.

Even if the secrets do not deal with magic tricks, per se.

“The penalties for breaking these rules can be severe,” is the ominous
warning of the Circle big wigs.

The secrecy this time surrounds the publication of a coffee table book
celebrating the centenary. The book is 18 months in the making and according to
the Magic Circle insiders, has only been
seen in its completed form by four people.

The book’s publishers along with co-authors Edwin A Dawes and Michael Bailey
– were the only four people to see the book prior to the launch at the Circle’s
headquarters in Euston.

The HQ – whose spiral staircase appears on the book cover – became
familiar territory to Jeremy Mills during the project. His meetings with the
co-authors were always conducted in the tiny Inner Sanctum, behind locked doors
– and could last as long as five hours.

“Secrecy did surround the book’s publication. They did not want any other
member to see the book until it came out,” said one of the
publishers.

You can purchase a copy of Circle Without End The Magic Circle
1905-2005
, Compiled and Edited by Edwin A Dawes and Michael Bailey,
published by Jeremy Mills Publishing Ltd from The Red House, 22 Occupation Road,
Lindley, Huddersfield HD3 3BD or via the website at ?35 plus postage and
packing.

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