For more than twenty years, millions of British television viewers tuned in to watch a true wizard at work. As a panellist on What's My Line? or as the host of It's Magic and many other shows, David Nixon was not just a magician, but a peerless performer whose warmth and wit made him a natural star. David Nixon: Entertainer with the Magic Touch tells
This witty book, arising from the late author's long and odd life, is cosmopolitan and politically incorrect. It is a personal memoir suspended from a family history and runs from mediaeval Prussia to the England of 2005.
Imagine waking up in a hospital bed and you cannot move a single part of your body apart from your eyelids. You have had a major brainstem stroke and initially want to die...but then you decide to fight back.
‘One of the Lancaster’s propeller blades sailed over my head, dangerously close, and the aircraft crashed a short distance from us ... I have never been as frightened in all my life as I was on that occasion.’
In 1920s Moss Side, Manchester, little did Alcon Charles Copisarow know, growing up, what a far-reaching anddistinguished path he would go on to travel throughout his long life. Present at many of the key events of the twentiethcentury, he has played not one but many important roles in shaping the course of British and international affairs.