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The Book of English Magic Launch Party

June 1st, 2009

The Book of English MagicYou are cordially invited to the launch of

The Book of English Magic

by Philip Carr-Gomm and Richard Heygate published by John Murray

at 7pm on Thursday 25th June 2009

at Treadwells Bookshop, but please reserve your place first (see below)

34 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7PB |  Ph: 020 7240 8906


Treadwell’s writes:

Once in a blue moon a book comes out that you get a feeling is going to be a classic. Within minutes of receiving an advance copy, the Treadwell’s staff all got that prickly feeling on the back of the neck. … This is a big book, a real door-stopper. Yet, it’s an introductory volume to magic in England: part history, part practical, part resource guide, part theory. Illustrated, filled with interviews with practitioners and experts, it is the kind of newcomers’ book that an intelligent novice dreams of. The two authors spoke with many of the most senior people in the British magical community, and their commentaries (interspersed through the book) make fascinating reading, and serve as a personal touch to guide the reader. Wicca, druidry, runes, John Dee, Golden Dawn — all in their English setting.

The launch party is free to everyone, but advance booking essential. Just drop an RSVP email to Treadwell’s. Ask if you would like Treadwell’s to reserve your launch copy for collection on the night – the authors will be signing copies and giving a short speech. 562 pages, hardback. £25.00.

9 Responses to “The Book of English Magic Launch Party”

  1. It makes me wish to be able to snap my fingers and be popped to London! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

  2. Luckily I’m in London that day anyway for a publishing conference, so I shall definitely be coming along to your book launch! How exciting! The book looks fascinating and right up my street.

  3. Congratulations! The book sounds wonderful Philip – really looking forward to reading it! Love the cover too. Is that an illustration of you and Richard with celebratory beer in the left hand corner?

  4. Hurrah!! Many blessings on its success. Hopefully it will make it over to the states soon? Congratulations Philip & Richard!

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