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- DescriptionDerren Brown's television and stage performances have entranced and dumbfounded millions. His baffling illusions and stunning set pieces - such as The Seance , Russian Roulette and The Heist - have set standards of what's possible. This work takes you on a journey into the structure and pyschology of magic.
- Author BiographyDerren was born in 1971 in Croydon. It was a difficult birth - his mother was in Devon at the time. A precocious and puzzling only child, he liked to paint, foster obsessive habits and once set fire to a neighbour's boat by accident. Derren went on to study Law and German at Bristol University and fell in love with the city. This was a time when marriage between man and city was still frowned upon, so rather than face public derision Derren decided just to live there forever instead. During this time he began to perform magic in bars and restaurants, and gave occasional hypnosis shows. Then in 1999 he was asked by Channel 4 to put a mind-reading programme together for television, which became Derren Brown: Mind Control. Mind Controls 2 and 3 followed and then, in October 2003, Derren caused an international furore by playing Russian Roulette live on television. This secured his notoriety with the public and a big apartment in London. Further specials have followed - Derren Brown: The Seance was the most complained about show in the history of television. He still receives several letters of complaint a week from psychics and Christians. He is sensitive to everyone's objections but knows at least the latter group will forgive him. Derren lives in London with a large collection of taxidermy and a fatalistic parrot.
- Author(s)Derren Brown
- PublisherTransworld Publishers Ltd
- Date of Publication08/10/2007
- GenreOther Performing Arts
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintChannel 4 Books, a division of Transworld Publishers
- Weight295 g
- Width127 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine26 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
Most relevant reviews
- 1030726435@dele...04 Mar, 2012by
A Jaw Droppingly amazing book. Well worth the money.
Very good book by Derren Brown and really shows what a genius the man is. Well worth a read if you are a fan or if you are just curious about how Derren performs his psychological feats. Amazing book!
- mattheww93623 Dec, 2011by
An excellent read. Opens the mind to ways how the brain functions and teaches different ways in which to train yourself to improve your attitudes in every-day life. Derren has done exactly this in a non boring way and has lead me to look further into the different areas of work he talks about in this exciting and interesting book.
- lynnpacey2012 Aug, 2011by
loved the book and think anyone who loves derren brown would enjoy reading it and even if you dont its still a really good book and changes your mind on alot of things
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