The illusions

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Bristol, 1896. Used to scraping a living as the young assistant to an ageing con artist, Cecily Marsden’s life is turned upside down when her master suddenly dies. Believing herself to blame, could young Cec somehow have powers she little understands? Meanwhile Eadie Carleton, a pioneering early film-maker, struggles for her talent to be taken seriously in a male-dominated world, and a brilliant young magician, George Perris, begins to see the potential in moving pictures. George believes that if he can harness this new technology, it will revolutionise the world of magic forever – but in order to achieve his dreams, he must first win over Miss Carleton. As a group of illusionists prepare for a grand spectacle, Cec, Eadie, and George’s worlds collide.

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What if you had real magic within you . . . ? The utterly spellbinding new novel from the celebrated author of THE GIFTS1896. As a group of illusionists prepare for a grand spectacle, one young woman, Cecily Marsden, harbours a secret. For she possesses impossible powers – powers she little understands. Meanwhile Eadie Carleton, a pioneering early film-maker, struggles for her talent to be taken seriously, and a talented magician, George Perris, begins to see the potential in moving pictures. But in order to achieve his dreams, George must first win over Miss Carleton . . . As Cecily, George and Eadie’s worlds collide, Cec finds herself facing the fight of her life to save the grand performance from sabotage – and harness the real magic held deep within her . . . ‘Charming and intriguing, sparkling with magic’ Jennifer Saint’A book to disappear into’ Joanne Burn ‘Spellbinding. Unputdownable’ Louise Hare ‘Simply not to be missed’ My Weekly ‘Captivating and fascinating’ LoveReading’Filled with wonders’ Essie Fox ‘Enchanting’ Freya Berry ‘A glorious Victorian delight. I adored it’ Katie Lumsden’Every bit as magical as the magic it describes’ Sonia Velton’Utterly beguiling’ Amanda Mason

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Weight 0.371 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.8 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

501

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K