First came the Cup and Balls - the top trick of the ancient world. Then the Indian Rope Trick had people disappearing into thin air. Now magicians can fly over the Grand Canyon and freeze themselves alive in blocks of ice. Prepare to be amazed as this guide reveals the secrets of some of the world's greatest magicians - from extreme escapologists and ludicrous levitators to mysterious mind-readers. Discover all you need to know to join the Magic Circle, how to saw your best friend in half and why a horse was once the world's top trickster. Plus find out how to get the pukka props and perfect patter to put on your own prize performance.