Confessions of a Conjuror

  • Filename: confessions-of-a-conjuror.
  • ISBN: 9781409081289
  • Release Date: 2010-10-14
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Derren Brown
  • Publisher: Random House



The inside of Derren Brown's head is a strange and mysterious place. Now you can climb inside and wander around. Find out just how Derren's mind works, see what motivates him and discover what made him the weird and wonderful person he is today. Obsessed with magic and illusions since childhood, Derren's life to date has been an extraordinary journey and here, in Confessions of a Conjuror, he allows us all to join him on a magical mystery tour - to the centre of his brain... Taking as his starting point the various stages of a conjuring trick he's performing in a crowded restaurant, Derren's endlessly engaging narrative wanders through subjects from all points of the compass, from the history of magic and the fundamentals of psychology to the joys of internet shopping and the proper use of Parmesan cheese. Brilliant, hilarious and entirely unlike anything else you have ever read before, Confessions of a Conjuror is also a complete and utter joy.

Confessions of a Conjuror

  • Filename: confessions-of-a-conjuror.
  • ISBN: 1905026595
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 327
  • Author: Derren Brown
  • Publisher: Corgi



The inside of Derren Brown's head is a strange and mysterious place. Now you can climb inside and wander around. Find out just how Derren's mind works, see what motivates him and discover what made him the weird and wonderful person he is today. Obsessed with magic and illusions since childhood, Derren's life to date has been an extraordinary journey and here, in Confessions of a Conjuror, he allows us all to join him on a magical mystery tour - to the centre of his brain... Taking as his starting point the various stages of a conjuring trick he's performing in a crowded restaurant, Derren's endlessly engaging narrative wanders through subjects from all points of the compass, from the history of magic and the fundamentals of psychology to the joys of internet shopping and the proper use of Parmesan cheese. Brilliant, hilarious and entirely unlike anything else you have ever read before, Confessions of a Conjuror is also a complete and utter joy.

Confessions of a Conjuror

  • Filename: confessions-of-a-conjuror.
  • ISBN: 1905026781
  • Release Date: 2011-04
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Derren Brown
  • Publisher: Channel 4



In this book, readers may find out different information on Derren Brown. Obsessed with magic and illusions since childhood, he intends to allow readers join him on a magical mystery tour - to the centre of his brain.

Confessions of a Conjuror

  • Filename: confessions-of-a-conjuror.
  • ISBN: 1905026579
  • Release Date: 2009-11-05
  • Number of pages: 327
  • Author: Derren Brown
  • Publisher: Channel 4



The inside of Derren Brown's head is a strange and mysterious place. Now you can climb inside and wander around. Find out just how Derren's mind works, see what motivates him and discover what made him the weird and wonderful person he is today. Obsessed with magic and illusions since childhood, Derren's life to date has been an extraordinary journey and here, in Confessions of a Conjuror, he allows us all to join him on a magical mystery tour - to the centre of his brain... Taking as his starting point the various stages of a conjuring trick he's performing in a crowded restaurant, Derren's endlessly engaging narrative wanders through subjects from all points of the compass, from the history of magic and the fundamentals of psychology to the joys of internet shopping and the proper use of Parmesan cheese. Brilliant, hilarious and entirely unlike anything else you have ever read before, Confessions of a Conjuror is also a complete and utter joy.

Happy

  • Filename: happy.
  • ISBN: 9781473526853
  • Release Date: 2016-09-22
  • Number of pages: 576
  • Author: Derren Brown
  • Publisher: Random House



‘Deeply informative, moving, wise and full of love’ Alain de Botton Everyone says they want to be happy. But that's much more easily said than done. What does being happy actually mean? And how do you even know when you feel it? Across the millennia, philosophers have thought long and hard about happiness. They have defined it in many different ways and come up with myriad strategies for living the good life. Drawing on this vast body of work, in Happy Derren Brown explores changing concepts of happiness - from the surprisingly modern wisdom of the Stoics and Epicureans in classical times right up until today, when the self-help industry has attempted to claim happiness as its own. He shows how many of self-help’s suggested routes to happiness and success – such as positive thinking, self-belief and setting goals – can be disastrous to follow and, indeed, actually cause anxiety. This brilliant, candid and deeply entertaining book exposes the flaws in these ways of thinking, and in return poses challenging but stimulating questions about how we choose to live and the way we think about death. Happy aims to reclaim happiness and to enable us to appreciate the good things in life, in all their transient glory. By taking control of the stories we tell ourselves, by remembering that ‘everything’s fine’ even when it might not feel that way, we can allow ourselves to flourish and to live more happily.

Absolute Magic

  • Filename: absolute-magic.
  • ISBN: 097279381X
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 251
  • Author: Derren Brown
  • Publisher:



Maskelyne s Book of Magic

  • Filename: maskelyne-s-book-of-magic.
  • ISBN: 9780486154268
  • Release Date: 2013-04-10
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Jasper Maskelyne
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation



A famous magician reveals time-honored tricks ranging from sleight of hand with coins, cards, and rope to thought-reading and juggling. Includes tried-and-true performance tips, plus 60 figures and 13 vintage photos.

Portraits

  • Filename: portraits.
  • ISBN: 9781905026562
  • Release Date: 2009-05-01
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Author: Derren Brown
  • Publisher: Random House



Derren Brown is known to his devoted fans as a brilliant showman and illusionist. His television shows attract audiences in the millions and his live show plays to sell-out audiences every night. But in his spare time, Derren uses a very different skill. He is a prodigiously talented artist who paints caricatures of famous faces from around the world. He has painted everyone from Richard Dawkins to Robbie Williams, from Anthony Hopkins to Amy Winehouse, and here for the first time they are all collected together, with Derren's thoughts on the person concerned and why he wanted to paint them in the first place. A must for all of Derren's fans.

Tricks of the Mind

  • Filename: tricks-of-the-mind.
  • ISBN: 1407067362
  • Release Date: 2009-12-23
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: D. Brown
  • Publisher: CCV Digital



Dear Me

  • Filename: dear-me.
  • ISBN: 9781446472750
  • Release Date: 2011-05-31
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Peter Ustinov
  • Publisher: Random House



Sir Peter Ustinov's beautifully crafted autobiography is told with exquisite wit and insight. From his birth in April 1921, it spans his extraordinary career as actor, playwright, film star and director, confirming his early belief that he is 'irrevocably betrothed to laughter'. Ustinov's renowned gift for mimicry is exploited to the full in Dear Me. Eccentric relatives, school masters, sergeant majors and manic Hollywood moguls are all brought unforgettably to life.

In God We Doubt

  • Filename: in-god-we-doubt.
  • ISBN: 9781844568789
  • Release Date: 2008-09-04
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: John Humphrys
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



Throughout the ages believers have been persecuted - usually for believing in the "wrong" God. So have non-believers who have denied the existence of God as superstitious rubbish.Today it is the agnostics who are given a hard time. They are scorned by believers for their failure to find faith and by atheists for being hopelessly wishy-washy and weak-minded. But John Humphrys is proud to count himself among their ranks. In this book he takes us along the spiritual road he himself has travelled. He was brought up a Christian and prayed every day of his life until his growing doubts finally began to overwhelm his faith.As one of the nation's most popular and respected broadcasters, he had the rare opportunity in 2006 of challenging leaders of our three main religions to prove to him that God does exist. The Radio Four interviews -Humphrys In Search of God - provoked the biggest response to anything he has done in half a century of journalism. The interviews and the massive reaction from listeners had a profound effect on him - but not in the way he expected.Doubt is not the easy option. But for the millions who can find no easy answers to the most profound questions it is the only possible one.

Easily Distracted

  • Filename: easily-distracted.
  • ISBN: 9781448183517
  • Release Date: 2015-10-08
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Steve Coogan
  • Publisher: Random House



Steve Coogan was born and raised in Manchester in the 1960s, the fourth of six children. From an early age he entertained his family with impressions and was often told he should 'be on the telly'. Failing to get into any of the London-based drama schools, he accepted a place at Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre and before graduating had been given his first break as a voice artist on the satirical puppet show Spitting Image. The late eighties and early nineties saw Coogan developing characters he could perform on the comedy circuit, from Ernest Moss to Paul Calf, and in 1992 he won a Perrier award with John Thomson. It was around the same time, while working with Armando Iannucci and Patrick Marber on On The Hour and The Day Today, that Alan Partridge emerged, almost fully formed. Coogan, once a tabloid fixture, is now a respected film actor, writer and producer. He runs his own production company, Baby Cow, has a raft of films to his name (from 24 Hour Party People to Alpha Papa, the critically-acclaimed Partridge film), six Baftas and seven Comedy Awards. He has found huge success in recent years with both The Trip and Philomena, the latter bringing him two Oscar nominations, for producing and co-writing. In Easily Distracted he lifts the lid on the real Steve Coogan, writing with distinctive humour and an unexpected candour about a noisy childhood surrounded by foster kids, his attention-seeking teenage years and his emergence as a household name with the birth of Alan Partridge.

David Jason My Life

  • Filename: david-jason-my-life.
  • ISBN: 9781448164202
  • Release Date: 2013-10-10
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: David Jason
  • Publisher: Random House



The long-awaited autobiography of one of Britain’s best-loved actors, and the star of Only Fools and Horses. Born the son of a Billingsgate market porter at the height of the Second World War, David Jason spent his early life dodging bombs and bullies, both with impish good timing. Giving up on an unloved career as an electrician, he turned his attention to acting and soon, through a natural talent for making people laugh, found himself working with the leading lights of British comedy in the 1960s and '70s: Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Bob Monkhouse and Ronnie Barker. Barker would become a mentor to David, leading to hugely successful stints in Porridge and Open All Hours. It wasn’t until 1981, kitted out with a sheepskin jacket, a flat cap, and a clapped-out Reliant Regal, that David found the part that would capture the nation’s hearts: the beloved Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter in Only Fools and Horses. Never a one-trick pony, he had an award-winning spell as TV’s favourite detective Jack Frost, took a country jaunt as Pop Larkin in the Darling Buds of May, and even voiced a crime-fighting cartoon rodent in the much-loved children’s show Danger Mouse. But life hasn't all been so easy: from missing out on a key role in Dad’s Army to nearly drowning in a freak diving accident, David has had his fair share of ups and downs, and has lost some of his nearest and dearest along the way. David’s is a touching, funny and warm-hearted story, which charts the course of his incredible five decades at the top of the entertainment business. He's been a shopkeeper and a detective inspector, a crime-fighter and a market trader, and he ain't finished yet. As Del Boy would say, it's all cushty.

Confessions of a Medium

  • Filename: confessions-of-a-medium.
  • ISBN: 9781446056295
  • Release Date: 2011-04
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Anon
  • Publisher: Swedenborg Press



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