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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Alexander Day, An Accomplished Magician, our son's new book Advanced Card Sleights on Amazon.


 

Alexander Day, an accomplished magician

Alexander, our son, has been selling magic tricks and cards through his website AjaxMagic.com since 2002 and on eBay since 2003. He is always so modest about his talent and accomplishments.  He has recently written a wonderful, beautifully illustrated magic sleights book under his real name of Alexander Day which to can see below that he is selling through Amazon and his website http:ajaxmagic.com

 Before that time and until the closing of the shop he sold his original tricks through Tony's Trick and Joke Shop which was later called Murray's Trick and Joke shop when Murray Hatfield took it over after Tony Eng sadly passed away in 2008. Alexander enjoyed and appreciated working in the shop for 16 years, every day he would demonstrate all of the tricks and cards tricks sold in the shop as well as many card and coin tricks of his own, wowing the crowds surrounding him.

Tony Eng, a wonderful and famous magician from Victoria B.C., who owned the shop mentored Alex for many years on the art of card magic, insisting he read all of the great books of card magicians. Alex did many shows for children and adults in his teens and was very pleased to be chosen as a magician for Victoria's Totally Teen Talent show for two years. Later he participated in many magic shows but his first love has always been close up magic, either with coins or cards. He has created many magic tricks, card decks and designs his own covers with his artistic talent. Alexander's passion is magic and anyone seeing his card manipulations is in for a thrill.

I am very pleased to show you Alex's new book "Advanced Card Sleights" on amazon.com  It includes 83 illustrations to accompany the various card sleights that he shows. You can purchase this book as a digital download on amazon. You can read Alexander's introduction to the book below the photos.




When Alex was young he was constantly tossing coins and cards. I used to find cards everywhere!!
In his teens he enjoyed busking and doing close up magic at the inner harbour.
Also in his teens he performed magic at the Mill Bay Festival, he looked very handsome.
This is an introduction to Alex's book.

"Looking back, it seems to me that I have been a magician for most of my life.  I've worked in a magic shop demonstrating close up magic on a daily basis for over 16 years. I grew up with many of the classic close up magic books such as; Expert at the Table, Arthur Bucklys' Card Control, Royal Road to Card Magic, Revolutionary Card Technique and many others. They each contain very good techniques but sometimes they are a bit hard to read and may not have as many illustrations as a student may like.

What I have done in this book is to compile many of these techniques along with many advanced techniques complete with simplified descriptions and more complete illustrations of my own.

This book may not be for beginning magicians who would benefit from more basic books, however, students with basic skills may find this beneficial to their advancement in card magic."

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