John Henry Anderson - Edwin Alfred Dawes

John Henry Anderson
  • Subtitle: The Great Wizard of the North & His Magical Family
  • Publisher: Conjuring Arts Research Centre (2014)
  • ISBN: 0974255130
  • Type: Book
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Pages: 303
  • Category: History / Biography
  • Marco's Rating: Mediocre
  • Language: English
Marco's Comments:
Biographical (?) work on J. H. Anderson ("The Wizard of the North") and his family, presenting a vast amount of information about Anderson's proclivity, listing all his children (11) and their mothers, their presence in his show, their careers as performers of their own, etc. The book is an attack on Constance Poole-Bayer's biography of Anderson, and while it corrects many facts, and presents an awful amount of data, it is far too academic to be of magical interest. A few anecdotes here and there, and many illustrations, but the whole content could have been summarized in a long article for a magic magazine.

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