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This is a really good book. There is a mixture of 'sleighty' stuff and some nice 'self-working' things too, along with some specific sleights as mentioned above, which are straightforward and were even within my abilities. The descriptions are very clear and explain things well. I really enjoyed this.
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I'm clearly and shamelessly biased but, even when trying to place this aside, one of Peter Duffie's best book is the Magic Of Fred Robinson which came out at the beginning of the year.
Now this is not a beginner's book and I have nothing negative to say on any of the books recommended in this thread.
The etchings in Card compulsions are showing women in the nude but have no more pornographic aspects than Greek or Roman statues. Erotic possibly but artistic for sure.
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I agree with Muse and Lawrence O. This book is very clear and well written. A nice mix of effects and sleights. Fun to read and the art deco style sketches are tasteful and very nicely done. It is one of my favorite acquisitions.
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H&R has three copies left:

Currently I'm working on Dearly Departed from that book. Jack Carpenter has his handling of it here:

ETA: Sheesh...I didn't realize this thread was started in 2002. Oh well, hope everyone who was looking has found a copy by now.
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I still recalled I use the four aces production trick in the beginning of this book and fooled my magician friend in Japan 2 years ago.

I highly recommend anything written by Peter Duffie, who fine tuned my 'pass' in my early days of card magic learning journey.
Most memorable moment - with Maestro Juan Tamariz & Consuelo Lorgia in FISM Busan 2018.

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Caprice is great routine. 😉
My version of Eddie fetcher "Be Honest What's it?" it's available at Penguin Magic
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For those who are also Peter Duffie fans you may well be delighted to know this exceptional book is now available to buy directly from Peters website.
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Great book, love Peter Duffie. Only problem is the size of the book, just looks out of place on my shelf, anyone who has the book will know what I'm talking about lol Smile Smile
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