David Nixon: Entertainer with the Magic Touch

David Nixon: Entertainer with the Magic Touch

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

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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 the story of a remarkable life: how Nixon's childhood fascination with conjuring tricks led to wartime adventures with ENSA, and how he rose from running concert parties to being the nation's best-loved star.

The book explains how Nixon's personal life was one touched by tragedy. Yet for all his mastery of illusion - the mind-reading Nap Hand card trick or the mysterious mid-air disappearance of a lady in the Dizzy Limit - the easygoing on-screen image that made him a friend to every viewer was no deception, but a true reflection of a hardworking optimist who lived to entertain.

For the first time, Edwin A. Dawes and Stephen Short have interviewed Nixon's many friends and loved ones to present a full portrait of his life. Lavishly illustrated using family photographs, publicity posters and television stills, David Nixon: Entertainer with the Magic Touch is a truly enchanting book.

  • Size 276 x 210mm
  • Format Hardback
  • Pages 288
  • ISBN 9781906600440
  • Authors Edwin A. Dawes and Stephen Short

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